One last visit to downtown Asheville concentrated on an unguided walk.
We began along Church Street and at the corner of Patton Avenue is "...the Drhumor Building, a splendid example of Asheville architecture in the Romanesque Revival style. Built in 1895, this boldly detailed building is the oldest standing commercial building downtown. It features an elaborate exterior limestone frieze carved by English sculptor Frederick Miles.
"A little farther along Patton Ave is the S&W Cafeteria, widely acclaimed as downtown's most flamboyant Art Deco presentation of Asheville architecture in the Art Deco style.
"One of the most famous and popular of the remaining Asheville architecture buildings is the Flatiron Building. It was designed by Albert C. Wirth and constructed in 1925-26. An elegant Beaux Arts styled eight-story office building faced with limestone, the term "Flatiron" refers to its triangular wedge shape that was created to fit the irregular lot. Indeed, its eastern side is just barely wide enough to accommodate an entry door.
"Photographers love to capture images of this unique building along with the sculpture of a traditional flat iron (designed by a local Asheville artist, Reed Todd) that stands just across Wall Street.
"SkyBar may be accessed through the historic downtown Asheville’s Flatiron Building main entrance" (asheville-mountain-magic.com/asheville-architecture).