Category Archives: Downtown

Basilica of St. Lawrence

A photo of the magnificent Basilica of St. Lawrence on Haywood St. in downtown Asheville, NC. This is a Roman Catholic Church built by architect Rafael Guastavino. He is actually buried in the crypt of the Basilica. On a future blog … Continue reading

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French Broad Chocolate Lounge

French Broad Chocolate Lounge at 10 S. Lexington Ave is a great place to go for chocolatey-goodness, desserts, coffee and tea in downtown Asheville.

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Chicken Alley Entrance on Woodfin St.

Here is shot looking up Woodfin St. This section is sandwiched in between Broadway St (top) and Lexington Ave (behind photo vantage point). The entrance to Chicken Alley is now marked by a mural; notice the chicken at bottom right … Continue reading

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Asheville Art Museum

Here is the exterior of the Asheville Art Museum in Pack Place. Where this building stands used to be the First National Bank and then it housed the old Pack Memorial Library, named after George Willis Pack. It was a … Continue reading

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Grove Arcade

The Grove Arcade was built by E.W. Grove; he is also the creator of the Grove Park Inn. Grove Arcade was completed in 1929, two years after E.W. Grove died. “Tenants included candy and cigar stores, a haberdashery, a public … Continue reading

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Photo of Asheville

The beautiful city of Asheville, North Carolina. This photo was taken at sunset just before the sun descended behind the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. Photo by Derek Olson

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Pack Square

Pack Square is a lovely site to explore, especially in the evening time. The section in the photo has a few restaurants, such as: Bistro 1896, The Noodle Shop and Posana. And if you are in the mood to watch some … Continue reading

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