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Brick Artisan

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
1. Brick Artisan Marker
Inscription. James Vester Miller was chief brickmason for the 1925 Municipal Building. The cornucopias over the side doorway mark the entrance to the City Market, located there from 1926 to 1932. Of slave parentage, Miller achieved renown as a craftsman, contractor, and teacher. His works include Hopkins Chapel, Mount Zion and Saint Matthias churches; commercial buildings; and residences.

Placed by the Carolina Power & Light Company and the YMI Cultural Center in honor of all the African-American craftsmen who helped build the city
 
Erected by Asheville Urban Trail.
 
Location. 35° 35.687′ N, 82° 33.024′ 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. Monument Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Young Menís Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Block" (within shouting distance of this marker); Past and Promise (within
Brick Artisan Marker (with doorway in background) image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
2. Brick Artisan Marker (with doorway in background)
shouting distance of this marker); Walk Into History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square (about 300 feet away); Zebulon Baird Vance (about 300 feet away); Crossroads (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Categories. African AmericansArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 
Brick Artisan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
3. Brick Artisan Marker
Municipal Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
4. Municipal Building
Doorway & Cornucopias image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
5. Doorway & Cornucopias
Doorway & Cornucopias image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 4, 2016
6. Doorway & Cornucopias
 
 
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 176 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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