It is hard to know where to start. The most obvious features are the large windows at street level. Two of them arched shaped, either side of the front door and a rectangular one further to the left.
And of course there are those fabulous blue tiles on the roof. Just ignore the greenery growing between them.
There are a few design elements that are repeated in other parts of the facade.
Just below the roofline, there are a couple of zig-zag lines in blue, gold and cream punctuated with green dots.
Since then it had housed various businesses but was empty and for sale when I saw it in 2005.
So I was thrilled the other day to see an article by Mark Barrett from the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper reporting that the old S&W Cafeteria has been restored and re-opened as S&W Steak and Wine restaurant.
Looks like a win-win and I hope the citizens of Asheville appreciate this art deco gem while they are enjoying their dinner.