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

Historic Hilltop

Asheville Urban Trail

 
 
Historic Hilltop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
1. Historic Hilltop Marker
Inscription.  
Colonel Frank Coxe opened the first Battery Park Hotel in 1886. The rambling structure on a hill top became internationally prominent, catering to famous guests. In the early 1920s Edwin W. Groves purchased the property. He built a brand new Battery Park Hotel after first leveling the hill, which stood as high as the present seventh floor.

Placed in memory of Maurice Packett, Hotel Owner, 1951 to 1971, and Paul Lewis Chumbley, Jr., Manager.
 
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 35° 35.768′ N, 82° 33.377′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker can be reached from Page Avenue south of Battle Square Avenue. Marker is in the sidewalk on Page Avenue, southeast of the intersection, and about two blocks south of the Haywood Avenue exit off I-240/US70. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Battle Square Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Raphael Guastavino (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anne Penland (about 300 feet away); Shopping Daze (about 400 feet away); Sweet Harmonies (about 400 feet away); Shifting Landscapes (about 400 feet away); Flat Iron Architecture (about 500 feet away); Cat Walk (about 600 feet away); Jimmie Rodgers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battery Park Hotel. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 16, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Asheville Urban Trail. Romantic Ashville website entry (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. St. Lawrence Basilica
 
Historic Hilltop Marker - in sidewalk on Page Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
2. Historic Hilltop Marker - in sidewalk on Page Avenue
Close up of Battery Park Hotel Guest Register image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
3. Close up of Battery Park Hotel Guest Register
- rendering in bronze, on pedestal adjacent to marker, with signatures including Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt.
Battery Park Apartment Building, image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
4. Battery Park Apartment Building,
formerly the Battery Park Hotel.
Hilltop Resort - The original Battery Park Hotel image. Click for full size.
ca. 1900
5. Hilltop Resort - The original Battery Park Hotel
(caption title) Asheville--the Ideal Autumn and Winter Resort City (cover) Autumn and Winter in Asheville Life Outdoors Southern Railway (U.S.). Passenger Traffic Dept. [20] p., ill. Washington, DC Passenger Traffic Dept., Southern Railway Co. [1900?] Call number Cp971.11 A82s (North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
View northeast from Page Ave. and Battery Square toward the Basilica of St. Lawrence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, April 16, 2010
6. View northeast from Page Ave. and Battery Square toward the Basilica of St. Lawrence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2024. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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