Colorful Mansions in Old Asheville
Late in the 19th century, and in the early 20th century, there was big money in Asheville from lumber, mining, textiles, and sanatoriums. During that time, large Victorian and Queen Anne homes were constructed, and they survive today because of their beauty and rarity.
The Wright Inn in the historic Montford district is now a popular B & B…
Another Montford classic… A turret puts this dowager in the Queen Anne style…
This hilltop frivolity is one of the largest homes in the Montford District.
An unusual lavender number in Montford. Photo by E. J. Zazulak
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church anchors the Montford neighborhood. By E.J. Zazulak
This bungalow on Sunset Mountain is in the style of its historic neighbor the Grove Park Inn, below.
At the same time, the French Beaux Art style found its way to downtown buildings. Photo by E.J. Zazulak
Classical Gothic was the choice on many city churches during this period. E.J. Zazulak
After these homes were finished, the Art Deco movement became popular in uptown Asheville buildings. The S & W Cafeteria, with its ceramic tile decoration, remains one of the most captivating. photo by E.J. Zazulak
Asheville is truly an architectural showplace at 2,400 feet above sea level.