Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
(of Asheville, N.C.)
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail, John Clingman Young, Jr. in memory of his parents.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 35° 35.63′ N, 82° 33.075′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Biltmore Avenue (U.S. 25) and Eagle Street, on the right when traveling north on Biltmore Avenue. 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. "The Block" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square (about 400 feet away); Walk Into History (about 400 feet away); Brick Artisan Robert E. Lee (about 400 feet away); Crossroads (about 400 feet away); Zebulon Baird Vance (about 400 feet away); Monument Corner (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
Regarding Hotel District. James Patton, the developer and namesake of Asheville's first east-west road through what is today downtown Asheville, established the Eagle Hotel in the early 1820s a short distance from Pack Square. The Eagle Hotel was described as Asheville's first “luxury” hotel. Originally of frame construction, Patton’s three-story Eagle Hotel was eventually enlarged by a brick addition and, thus, is often referred to as a brick hotel.
At the forefront of this building boom was the construction of the Grand Central Hotel, followed by the 1880 opening of the four-story brick Swannanoa Hotel boasting Asheville's first bathroom.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.