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 of photo. According to the Asheville Paranormal Society Dr. Jamie Smith’s ghost has resided in Chicken Alley for over 100 years. Dr. Smith was killed in a bar-room confrontation in 1902 at Broadway’s Tavern and after a fire destroyed the tavern his ghost became victim of the nearby alley.

Whether you believe in ghost stories or not, it’s worth venturing in to Chicken Alley if you are visiting Asheville.

Chicken Alley entrance

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