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Young Menís Institute

 
 
Young Menís Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
1. Young Menís Institute Marker
Inscription.  Est. 1892 as a center for social, moral, religious influence for blacks working at Biltmore. Businesses thrived in building 100 yards, S.
 
Erected 2010 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number P-88.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 35° 35.706′ N, 82° 33.022′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Market St. and Patton Ave. (U.S. 74) on S. Market St.. 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. Monument Corner (a few steps from this marker); Past and Promise (within shouting distance of this marker); Brick Artisan (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Block" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynching in America / The Lynching of John Humphries
Young Menís Institute Bldg. (Cultural Center, 39 So. Market St.) image. Click for full size.
2. Young Menís Institute Bldg. (Cultural Center, 39 So. Market St.)
Photo courtesy of City Development, City of Asheville, North Carolina.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Ellington's Dream (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Pride (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walk Into History (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Young Men's Institute Bldg. National Park Service National Registry of Historic Places Travel Inventory: Asheville. (Submitted on April 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Y.M.I. Cultural Center; George Vanderbilt; Richard Sharp Smith, architect.
 
Young Menís Institute Marker - center right near lamp post. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
3. Young Menís Institute Marker - center right near lamp post.
View from Pack Square with the Asheville Municipal Building (police and fire departments) in rear - the Asheville City Hall, far left; and the Pack Tavern Building, center left.
Young Menís Institute Marker, S. Market St. and Patton Ave. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
4. Young Menís Institute Marker, S. Market St. and Patton Ave.
Young Menís Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
5. Young Menís Institute Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on June 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 31, 2023