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

Hotel District

(of Asheville, N.C.)

 
 
Hotel District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2012
1. Hotel District Marker
Inscription. An ornamental eagle perched high in front of the Eagle Hotel one block south. Irish immigrant James Patton opened the hostelry in 1814. Almost opposite the Eagle, the Swannanoa Hotel began operation in 1878, making South Main Street - now Biltmore Avenue - a nineteenth-century social center.
 
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail, John Clingman Young, Jr. in memory of his parents.
 
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.
 
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 (about 400 feet away); 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.
Hotel District Marker, sidewalk inlaid image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2012
2. Hotel District Marker, sidewalk inlaid
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.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hotel District Marker and Eagle (as mentioned) moved to this present location image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2012
3. Hotel District Marker and Eagle (as mentioned) moved to this present location
Red arrow indicates Marker
Hotel District, Eagle image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2012
4. Hotel District, Eagle
Hotel District Eagle as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2012
5. Hotel District Eagle as mentioned
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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