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RICE WHITE BUILDING

 

Asheville, North Carolina

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

  Historic Tax Credit Project

  National Historic Register

 

Constructed in 1890 with two retail stores and doctors’ offices on the street level, an undertaker’s business on the second floor, and assembly halls serving local fraternal lodges on the third floor. In 1930 the second and third floor were transformed into a small downtown hotel. The building was converted in the early 1950’s to a single retail furniture store.

 

The renovated building has two retail spaces on the Biltmore Avenue level, reproducing the 1920’s facade featuring projecting storefront display bays, and adapting the remainder of the building for ten residential units. Two units have two-story configurations, and five of the units feature loft mezzanines that open to the living areas below.

 

Developer: Public Interest Projects, Inc

 

Photo Credit: Warner Photography