Asheville has one of the best collections of noteworthy art deco buildings in the country, many of them having been beautifully preserved and re-adapted to new uses (perhaps most famous is the Grove Arcade). Pictured here is the Pearlman's Furniture Building
(now home to Kimmel & Associates, an executive search firm). The three-story, Art Moderne building at 78 Patton Street
dates to 1940 and is one of many Deco stunners you'll see around town. The neo-Romanesque Public Service Building skyscraper
, which slightly predates true Art Deco, is another notable structure in the city, as is the distinctive Asheville Flatiron building, which dates to 1926 (and has a giant sculpture of an iron in front of it!). Also check out the late 1920s Kress building
, and Woolworth Walk gallery and art co-op, which occupies a vintage Woolworths store that was built in the 1930s - one of the most stunning deco structures in the city.