Urban Trail

Station #6 - Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell

A bench with a bower of medicinal herbs (created by Joe Miller) honors Asheville resident Elizabeth Blackwell, remarkably the first female in the country to receive a medical degree, beginning her studies here.  She founded the world’s first four-year medical college for women and established the New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1857.

Urban Trail Stations

This stop pays homage to the 1929 S&W Building.

Turn the corner and you'll discover a fabulously large iron, a replica of one used by a local laundry (artist: Reed…

Bronze cats mark the site of an original retaining wall for a hill later removed by E.W. Grove to develop that part of…

A glass etching (temporarily unavailable) shows the original plans for the Grove Arcade, including a full-fledged tower…

This "signature" station celebrates both “old” and “new” Battery Park Hotels, the first destroyed by fire, but both…

The Basilica of St. Lawrence features North America's largest self-supporting elliptical dome.

Five bronze figures seemingly float to the rhythms of Appalachian music, a tribute to the songs of the mountains.