Asheville
Urban Trail

Station #25 - Ellington’s Dream

Ellington’s Dream
 
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This granite etching renders Douglas Ellington’s original working concept of two art deco buildings of government, sitting side-by-side.  Only one followed plan ~ the intricately layered City Building, controversial at the time, a fond blessing today.  Feather ornamentation throughout the structure honors the history of the Cherokee Indians in these mountains.

Urban Trail Stations

A girl in bronze drinks at a fountain.

Carving tools and a work in progress represent W.O. Wolfe’s tombstone shop.

A plaque honors James Vester Miller, a son of slaves and master brick mason and artisan for the Municipal Building.

Artist Winston Wingo's bronze relief celebrates the spirit of Asheville's African-American community.

A bronze eagle overlooks a storied hotel district of old Asheville

This "jump off" station recognizes, via plaque, the original unfolding of Pack Square where the first log courthouse of…

Here you'll stand on the bed of a road (the Buncombe Turnpike) that was once traveled by Native Americans

A top hat, cane and gloves, cast in bronze, recall the theaters and the Grand Opera House that once flourished along…