Asheville recreation center renamed in honor of Montford midwife

  At its Oct. 24 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously approved a resolution to rename the Montford Recreation Center to the Tempie Avery Montford Center. Tempie Avery worked as a nurse and midwife in both the black and white communities of Asheville’s Montford neighborhood, after her emancipation. A former slave of the Nicholas Woodfin family, she became well [...]

City’s IT department unveils aerial maps documenting Asheville’s development

This 1951 aerial map shows an Asheville before interstates were built. The Asheville Through Time webpage tracks their development as well as other aspects of the city, such as deforestation.       An online tool recently developed by the City of Asheville shows how the city has grown and changed in the past 66 years.   The City of Asheville unveiled a [...]

Asheville’s Urban Trail Station 15, Market Place, rededicated

The City of Asheville and the Public Art and Cultural Commission held a rededication ceremony for the Urban Trail Station 15 Market Place at 1:30 p.m. June 19. The station is located on Walnut Street between North Lexington Avenue and Broadway in downtown Asheville. A reception followed the ceremony at 5 Walnut Wine Bar, across [...]