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Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Civic Pride

 
 
Civic Pride Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Civic Pride Marker
Inscription.  Asheville's central square has long served the needs of government and commerce. From 1892 to 1926 a massive city hall with a bell tower dominated the east end. The building housed police and fire departments in addition to municipal offices. In stalls downstairs African-American and white merchants operated a public market.
 
Erected by Family and friends of Gordon H. Greenwood.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 35° 35.747′ N, 82° 33.046′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Collage Street on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lynching in America / The Lynching of John Humphries (within shouting distance of this marker); Past and Promise (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellington's Dream (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monument Corner
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(about 300 feet away); Young Men’s Institute (about 300 feet away); Zebulon Baird Vance (about 300 feet away); Shindig on the Green (about 400 feet away); Walk Into History (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Also see . . .  Asheville Urban Trail. This marker is part of the Asheville Urban Trail. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Bell near Civic Pride Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Bell near Civic Pride Marker
Civic Pride Emblem image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
3. Civic Pride Emblem
Close up of bell near Civic Pride Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
4. Close up of bell near Civic Pride Marker
McShane Bell Foundry, Baltimore, MD. 1891.
Brick Inscriptions near Civic Pride Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
5. Brick Inscriptions near Civic Pride Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,174 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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