Asheville
Urban Trail

Station #15 - Marketplace

Marketplace
 
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A basket of apples balanced over wagon wheels recalls a time when produce markets and livery stables lined Lexington Avenue, precursors to today’s tailgate markets throughout the city.  Double doors up and down Lexington ~ originally known as Water Street ~ flag buildings once used for stabling horses and gathering in produce. (Artist: Black Mountain sculptor Julia Burr.)

Urban Trail Stations

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