Henry Irven Gaines, architect
Asheville, Buncombe County
345 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC
Images Puslished In:
Douglas Swaim, ed., Cabins and Castles: The History and Architecture of Buncombe County, North Carolina (1981).
The clean-lined, symmetrically composed, and beautifully detailed moderne building featured glazed exterior panels, expanses of glass block, and streamlined aluminum. It was a distinctive landmark of the brief building spurt in Asheville on the eve of World War II. A late 20th century remodeling drastically altered its architectural character.