Asheville
Urban Trail

Station #9 - Cat Walk

Cat Walk
 
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Cat WalkBronze cats (and a dexterous rat and mouse) mark the site of built for the original (1886) Battery Park Hotel.  At one time, footbridges (known as "catwalks") jumped the alley from the retaining wall to second floor shop entrances before "Wall Street" was paved.  Nine buildings on Wall Street are the second floors of buildings with fronts on Patton Avenue. Sculptor Vadim Bora conjured the small menagerie.

Urban Trail Stations

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