Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Listed on the national register for historic places, Mt. Zion is a landmark building facing Asheville’s culturally significant block, Eagle Street.  The church was fashioned in the Victorian-gothic style popular in the early 1900’s in the US.  This style is really very distinct for Asheville, a city that’s famously Art Deco designed. Check out Thomas Wolfe’s short story, Child by …

Thomas Wolfe Collection Pics

Thomas Wolfe and the Thomas Wolfe House are an integral part of downtown Asheville.  His seminal book, Look Homeward Angel, paints, at times, an unflattering view of Asheville and its citizens at the turn of the twentieth century.   But it’s this novel and several other supporting works by Wolfe that establish Asheville’s flavor during its first real heyday of the 1920’s. …