Asheville
Urban Trail

Station #23 - Man and Mountain

Man and Mountain
 
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A bronze plaque pays homage to the mountains with a nod towards Beaucatcher Road which, in 1808, provided a way into the valley of a young town.  Beaucatcher remained a significant barrier, however, until the 1920s when a tunnel was blasted through it.  In addition to its suggestion of romance, the mountain still offers a precious balcony view of the city.

Urban Trail Stations

This grass-surrounded marker reveals that there’s a time capsule buried underneath.

This granite etching renders Douglas Ellington’s original working concept of two art deco buildings of government.

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…