Grove Arcade

Grove Arcade South Entrance
Grove Arcade South Entrance

Opened in 1929, the Grove Arcade was a dream of Dr. Edwin Riley Grove, the owner of the  Battery Park hotel which can bee seen in the photo below just behind the Arcade. Grove wanted to bring a shopping market to downtown Asheville, believing the a city needed a vibrant downtown area.


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Arcade now has shops on the first floor, business offices on the second. The floors above the second are locked out, unless you have a key card.

Grove Arcade
North Entrance, Battery Park Hotel in the background

Looks like these were phone booths, now hold a display on the history of the Grove Arcade



Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate, Located in Asheville, NC was the home of the Vanderbilt family from 1895-1930. The family opened the estate to the public in 1930 and has remained on the top places to visit since. No photography is allowed in the house, but more than 8,000 acres are open to explore on the grounds.

Biltmore Estate Grounds

The house sits on a hill and it is hard to find any signs of the outside world as far as you can see. This image is looking off to the Southwest.

Trellis Walkway

This path, leads to the garden areas, which will be featured in a separate blog post.



North Oldham Fire Department Station 2

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins

The sugar plantation once owned by David Levy Yulee supplied sugar and molasses to the Southern Troops in the Civil War. All that remains now is the mill where they made raw sugar from the canes. Now the site is on the National Historic Landmarks Registry and is  Florida State Park.

MMX 090 Butchertown

MMX 090 Butchertown

A store front in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood.

409 Bank Street


This structure is directly across Bank Street from the Carnegie Center for Arts & History. The door labled 409 is the office of Richard R. Fox Attorney. The building is marked as a New Albany Historic Landmark.


This is the door and Gas Lantern just out of sight (Camera Right) in the photo above.

MMX 086 Life Blood

MMX 086 Life Blood

The engraving between the statues reads: “Books are the precious life blood of master spirits embalmed and treasured up to a life beyond life”.

The Carnegie Center for Art & History located on 201 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN. This is the Bank Street entrance. The center hosts art exhibits and is a division of the New Albany-Floyd County Library.