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

Stepping Out

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
1. Stepping Out Marker
Inscription.  The coming of the railroad and tuberculosis sanitariums in the 1880s prompted a population explosion in Asheville. On Patton Avenue the Grand Central Hotel opened circa 1880 and the Grand Opera House in 1890. Later, vaudeville and motion picture theaters sprang up along this thoroughfare. The last to close, the Imperial, was demolished in 1980.

Placed in honor of Leslie Anderson, Director of Downtown Development 1986-1995, by her friends
 
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 35° 35.687′ N, 82° 33.16′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Patton Avenue (Alternate U.S. 74) and South Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling east. 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. O. Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Immortal Image
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
2. Stepping Out Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert E. Lee (about 300 feet away); Crossroads (about 300 feet away); The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square (about 400 feet away); Zebulon Baird Vance (about 400 feet away); Walk Into History (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Also see . . .  Asheville Urban Trail info. (Submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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