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Interior, Downstairs

S & W Cafeteria (Asheville, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Interior, Downstairs
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Cafeterias
Dining rooms
Original Format:
Black-and-white silver print
Extent:
8 x 10”
Item identifier:
aam_DE03300_0004
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Asheville (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Beaux Arts to Modernism

Source information

Repository:
Asheville Art Museum
Collection:
Douglas Ellington Collection (aam_DE) held by Asheville Art Museum
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from the Asheville Art Museum.
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: S & W Cafeteria (Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Ellington, Douglas D., 1886-1960 
Built:
Street:
56 Patton Ave.
Community:
Asheville
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
28801
Architectural note:
The original Art Deco interiors included geometricized Indian and classical motifs. The interiors were lost following a period of building disuse. The structure was renovated in the 1990s.
Historical note:
Frank Sherrill and Fred Webber opened their first S&W Cafeteria in Charlotte, NC. The restaurant served Southern-style food at a low cost. The cafeterias opened from Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA. The company shut down in the 1990s. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Asheville (N.C.)
Subjects:
Cafeterias
Restaurants
Commercial buildings
Art deco (Architecture)
Historic buildings
National Register of Historic Places
Renovation (Architecture)
Geometric patterns
Indian architecture styles
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Architecture, Classical
Latitude, Longitude:
35.594548, -82.553763