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

Flat Iron Architecture

 
 
Flat Iron Architecture Marker image. Click for full size.
Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, January 10, 2019
1. Flat Iron Architecture Marker
Inscription.  Asheville's Flat Iron Building, completed in 1926, boats triangular proportions and rich ornamentation like its predecessor in New York City. Albert C. Wirth designed this structure to house professional offices and shops. Typical of rapid commercial development downtown, construction of the limestone and brick landmark took places in only twelve months.

Placed in 1997 by the John Nichols Davis family, owners of Asheville
Laundry founded in 1893 and located later at 750 Biltmore Avenue

 
Erected 1997. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 35° 35.713′ N, 82° 33.292′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Battery Park Avenue and Wall Street, on the right when traveling east on Battery Park Avenue. Marker is on the sidewalk by a sculpture of an iron. It is stop #8 on the Asheville Urban Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jimmie Rodgers (within shouting distance of this marker); Shopping Daze (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Appalachian Stage (about 300 feet away); Shifting Landscapes (about 300 feet away); Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. (about 400 feet away); Cat Walk (about 400 feet away); Anne Penland (about 500 feet away); Immortal Image (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Also see . . .  Following up on the 2019 Flatiron sale. News update regarding the building's sale for $15 million to a developer planning to convert it into a boutique hotel. (Ben Williamson, Mountain Xpress, posted July 9, 2021) (Submitted on December 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Flat Iron Architecture Marker image. Click for full size.
Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, January 10, 2019
2. Flat Iron Architecture Marker
Marker is in the sidewalk in front of the giant iron. Behind it is the Miles Building.
The Flat Iron Building image. Click for full size.
Warren LeMay via Flickr/Public domain, January 10, 2019
3. The Flat Iron Building
As of late 2021, work was underway to renovate the iconic building at 20 Battery Park Ave. into a boutique hotel. A grand opening is projected in 2023.
 
 
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 205 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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