Asheville
Urban Trail

Station #1 - Walk Into History

Walk Into History
 
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This jump off station recognizes, via plaque, the original unfolding of Pack Square where the first log courthouse of the city stood in 1893.  Nearby, between Vance Monument and Pack Fountain, 80 bricks engraved with names and messages give testament to donor support for the creation of the Urban Trail.

Urban Trail Stations

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…

Former resident Sydney Porter is celebrated with visual cues from his short masterpiece The Gift of the Magi.

The plaque at Station #5 draws attention to the Victorian frieze work along the front of the Drhumor Building (1895).

A bench with a bower of medicinal herbs (created by Joe Miller) honors Asheville resident Elizabeth Blackwell, the first…

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…