Shorpy: Patton Ave. 1920


1920 Asheville Parade on Pat­ton Ave.

I was real­ly excit­ed to find this pho­to on Shorpy, one of my favorite blogs. (Shorpy is a GREAT blog — I even got my grand­par­ents to read it, and now they check it every­day.) What’s real­ly neat is that my office down­town is almost right here. If the sol­diers marched anoth­er 12 block down Pat­ton from where I believe they were pho­tographed, they would pass next to Pritchard Park and below my win­dow. Were I alive then, would I be in the crowd, hang­ing from the win­dows, or maybe in the uni­form? Where would you be?

Thanks to the recent­ly enabled Google Street View of Asheville, I think I can pin­point where the pho­tog­ra­ph­er was. Check out what I have and offer your own opin­ion.

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  1. I can almost see you in that pho­to with a top hat Andrew. This is a cool pho­to, I now see where your office is and S&W is. Soooo cool. Love your blogs. I will go and check out the blog that you turned your Grand­par­ents on to… Cheers my lit­tle blog bud­dy. I am gonna try and make your bday par­tay at Emer­ald.. .Ciao Guapo…xoxo

  2. It’s too bad they tore down those beau­ti­ful build­ings (& that arc!) and replaced them with bland con­crete & a park­ing lot. It would be nice if they were still around. Thanks for the post. I love the pho­to.

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