Arcade Building (Asheville, North Carolina)

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Grove Arcade Building
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Arcade Building, August 2012
Arcade Building (Asheville, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Arcade Building (Asheville, North Carolina)
Arcade Building (Asheville, North Carolina) is located in the US
Arcade Building (Asheville, North Carolina)
Location Battery Park, Battle Sq., Asheville, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°35′44″N 82°33′24″W / 35.59556°N 82.55667°W / 35.59556; -82.55667Coordinates: 35°35′44″N 82°33′24″W / 35.59556°N 82.55667°W / 35.59556; -82.55667
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1926 (1926)-1929
Built by Geary, John M., Co.
Architect Parker, Charles N.
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival
NRHP reference # 76001306[1]
Added to NRHP May 19, 1976

Arcade Building, also known as The Grove Arcade and Asheville Federal Building, is a historic commercial building located at Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina. It was built in 1926-1929, and is a Tudor Revival / Late Gothic Revival style building consisting of two stacked blocks. The lower block is a rectangular slab with rounded corners; it is capped by the second block, a two-tier set-back.

Arcade Building (Asheville, North Carolina)

The steel frame and reinforced concrete building was designed to serve as a base for an unbuilt skyscraper. It features a roof deck with a bronze semi-elliptical balcony, molded terra cotta pilasters, and a ziggurat-like arrangement of huge ramps to the roof deck. The building occupies a full city block and housed one of America's first indoor shopping malls. It was sold to the federal government in 1943.[2] The building housed the National Climatic Data Center until 1995.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1] It is located in the Downtown Asheville Historic District.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Robert Topkins and Mary Alice Hinson (January 1976). "Arcade Building" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01.

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