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

Legacy of Design

 
 
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Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, January 10, 2019
1. Legacy of Design Marker
Inscription.  English-born Richard Sharp Smith came to Asheville in 1890 as supervising architect of the Biltmore House. Buildings and residences he later designed gave the city much of its architectural flair. On this block on what was once the Buncombe Turnpike, the Masonic Temple and 73-77 Broadway were the work of Smith and his partner, Albert Heath Carrier.

Placed in honor of Barbara and Dennis Hodgson, stewards of the William Jennings Bryan House, by their children
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 35° 35.829′ N, 82° 33.139′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Broadway Street (U.S. 25) north of East Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on sidewalk near a statue of a boy on stilts. It is stop #16 on the Asheville Urban Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Broadway St, 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. Thomas Wolfe Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Wolfe House / Dixieland (about
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400 feet away); Civic Pride (about 700 feet away); George Masa (about 800 feet away); Lynching in America / The Lynching of John Humphries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zebulon Baird Vance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crossroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crossroads of Culture (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Also see . . .  Richard Sharp Smith & The “Biltmore-style”. Smith's unique blend of English Arts and Craft styling, Elizabethan Tudor and Old World influences began just outside of George W. Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate. (The Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County) (Submitted on December 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Legacy of Design Marker image. Click for full size.
Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, January 10, 2019
2. Legacy of Design Marker
Marker is on sidewalk by the statue (right) of a boy on stilts.
Masonic Temple image. Click for full size.
Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, January 10, 2019
3. Masonic Temple
A Richard Sharp Smith design, it was completed in 1913.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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