Arcade Building (Asheville, North Carolina)
Grove Arcade Building
Arcade Building, August 2012
|Location||Battery Park, Battle Sq., Asheville, North Carolina|
|Area||4 acres (1.6 ha)|
|Built by||Geary, John M., Co.|
|Architect||Parker, Charles N.|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival|
|NRHP reference #||76001306|
|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.
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. The building housed the National Climatic Data Center until 1995.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- 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.
- Media related to Grove Arcade Building, Asheville at Wikimedia Commons
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