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

Monument Corner

 
 
Monument Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
1. Monument Corner Marker
Inscription. W.O. Wolfe's tombstone shop, fondly recalled by his son, Thomas in Look Homeward Angel, once stood on this corner. During the boom of the 1920s, real estate developer L.B. Jackson purchased the property from Julia Westall Wolfe and built Asheville's first skyscraper. Designed by architect Ronald Greene, the Jackson Building was completed in 1924.

Placed by Charlie and Shirley Anne McCulloough
 
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail.
 
Location. 35° 35.703′ N, 82° 33.035′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Pack Square (Alternate U.S. 74) and South Market Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 N Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Past and Promise (a few steps from this marker); Young Menís Institute (a few steps from this marker); Brick Artisan (within shouting distance of this marker); Walk Into History (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Block"
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
2. Monument Corner Marker
"He would find his father in the workroom... using the heavy wooden mallet with delicate care as he guided the chisel through the maze of an inscription. As Eugene saw him, he felt that this was no common craftsman, but a master." Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward Angel
(within shouting distance of this marker); Zebulon Baird Vance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square (about 300 feet away); Civic Pride (about 300 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.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Monument Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
3. Monument Corner Marker
Monument Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
4. Monument Corner Marker
Monument Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
5. Monument Corner Marker
Wolfe family grave site at nearby Riverside Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 3, 2015
6. Wolfe family grave site at nearby Riverside Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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