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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina

I enjoy spending time on Main Street of Hendersonville, North Carolina. This is another series of post to Mountain Highs and Valley Lows to introduce my beloved Jo Anne to the area that she will one day live with me. These post will include a few building that are just off Main Street as while as on Main Street. This is the first of four on Downtown Hendersonville. This is on walking on Main Street and a few landmark building. Then I have one on places to shop and eat. Then I will have two on City Hall and the Historical Henderson County Courthouse.

As you turn on Main Street from the north end you see this sign welcoming you Historic Downtown Hendersonville. Main Street is ten blocks of places to shop, eat, learn and be entertained.

This is the Skyland Hotel on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Main Street. As far I know the hotel opened in the 1920s. F. Scott Fitzgerald stay and started writing The Crack-Up essays here in the 1930s.

Across from the Skyland Hotel is First Citizens Bank Building. It was build in the late 1980s on the site of the Carolina Theater. I remember seeing this building being built and taking a tour when it first open as the First Federal Savings and Loan. First Citizens Bank was in the building across Sixth Avenue where Asheville Savings Bank is now.

Main Street features many flowers for visitors and shopper to enjoy. The city keeps Main Street full of color with seasonal flowers.

This building houses the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society.

This is the newest section of the gardens on Main Street. It just opened just a few weeks ago.

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