Yesterday was awesome! I got a "fix" of architectural wonder in Downtown Asheville. Before living here, whilst visiting, I always was intrigued by the Wick and Green Jewelry Building at the corner of Otis and Patton. Now, I drive by it often, just in the course of daily travels, and when going to Mountain Made Gallery where my fiber vessels and window pieces are.
In a class at UNCA, I learned that the building was built as a gas station. The facade has wonderful Art Deco work. I stopped by and Josh was kind enough to give me a tour. I had no idea the building behind the shop was an addition. The architect did a fabulous job of marrying the old, historical station with a modern, light filled structure.
On both side of the bridge connecting the two structures, are wonderful stained glass pieces. From both the front and back you can still see the imprint of the original service bays. Outside, in the parking lot, is a wonderful old clock.
The entire tour was so pleasing to me, to actually see inside and how the space has been utilized. And, let me tell you, the jewelry was amazing!
As usual, Asheville never ceases to delight and amaze me!