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Entrance, YMI Building, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina

YMI Building (Asheville, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Entrance, YMI Building, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Community centers
Doors
Windows
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1034pnc011
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Asheville (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
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 Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
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: Young Men's Institute -- Market Street YMCA (Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Smith, Richard Sharp, 1852-1924 
Built:
Street:
9 S. Market St. and Eagle St.
Community:
Asheville
State:
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.
Location:
Asheville (N.C.)
Buncombe County (N.C.)
Subjects:
Community centers
African Americans
African Americans -- History
Historic buildings
African Americans -- Education
Segregation
Architecture -- English influences
Brickwork
Pebble dash
National Register of Historic Places
Cottage Style (Decorative arts style)
Latitude, Longitude:
35.59403, -82.550199