Asheville Citizen-Times Building

Contributors:
Anthony Lord, architect
Dates:

1938-1939

Location:
Asheville, Buncombe County
Street Address:

14 O’Henry Ave

Status:

Standing

Type:

Commercial

Images Published In:

Catherine W. Bishir
Michael T. Southern
and Jennifer F. Martin
A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (1999)

Note:

With Asheville struggling during the Great Depression, the commission for the newspaper building was an especially welcome opportunity for local architects and builders. It is described as Anthony Lord’s first large-scale architectural project. The dignified, asymmetrically composed structure presents a classic example of the International style with cleanly expressed forms in limestone and glass block. Lord also made the brass and terrazzo map of Western North Carolina for the lobby entrance floor in the Citizen-Times Building