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“The Block”

 
 
"The Block" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
1. "The Block" Marker
Inscription. Eagle Street traditionally has been the commercial, cultural, and professional center of the African-American community. The YMI Cultural Center, commissioned by George W. Vanderbilt in 1892 as the Young Men's Institute, was renovated in the 1980s. Mount Zion Missionary Baptist, founded in 1880, completed its present building in 1919.

Placed by the Black Business and Professional League of Asheville, North Carolina
 
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail.
 
Location. 35° 35.665′ N, 82° 33.021′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker can be reached from South Market Street north of Eagle Street, on the right when traveling south. 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. Brick Artisan (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Young Menís Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Past and Promise (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel District (about 300
"The Block" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
2. "The Block" Marker
feet away); Walk Into History (about 300 feet away); The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square (about 400 feet away); Zebulon Baird Vance (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Industry & Commerce
 
"The Block" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
3. "The Block" Marker
"The Block" Marker sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
4. "The Block" Marker sculpture
"The Block" Marker sculpture plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
5. "The Block" Marker sculpture plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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