- View, YMI Building, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina
- Original Format:
- 2 x 2 in.
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- Digital Project:
- Preservation North Carolina
- Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
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- 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.
- 9 S. Market St. and Eagle St.
- North Carolina
- Historical note:
- The building was utilized as a social and educational center by the African American community in the segregated South and later became the Market Street YMCA. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Provenance note:
- The center was established by George Vanderbilt for the African American residents of Asheville, many of whom who had worked on Biltmore.
- Architectural note:
- Architect Richard Sharp Smith used an "English cottage" form in pebble dash and red brick.
Buncombe County (N.C.)
African Americans -- Education
African Americans -- History
Architecture -- English influences
Cottage Style (Decorative arts style)
National Register of Historic Places
- Latitude, Longitude:
- 35.59403, -82.550199