Saturday, February 5, 2011

former Haverty Furniture Co Building, Asheville

former Haverty Furniture Co Building, Asheville

former Haverty's Furniture Co Building, AshevilleThe Haverty Furniture Co have been in business since 1885 and for a time this was their store at 60 Haywood st, Asheville, NC. It was built around 1928 and designed by WH Lord.

Pink terra cotta is used as decoration on the otherwise plain brick building. At the apex of the gabled front, a panel depicts a turkey, stylised floral forms, squirrels and roosters.

Elsewhere, panels show mythical dragon-like beasts, an eagle with a captured fish in its talons and just above street level a pair of panels with a winged horse and a dog.

former Haverty's Furniture Co Building, Asheville

former Haverty's Furniture Co Building, Asheville

References:
Havertys History, www.havertys.com
Haverty Furniture Company, front of store, photo by Ewart M Ball, UNCA Collection

4 comments:

  1. Yes, an interesting collection of beasts.

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  2. Good photos of the details. Never know what you might see crusing through Asheville, NC.

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  3. Thanks Edward. I knew about the City Building before I got there but was blown away by the town and the other great buildings.

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