Community Celebration of the James Vester Miller Historic Walking Trail

Black Historic Business District, East End Asheville

Asheville photographer Andrea Clark will kick off the James Vester Miller Historic Walking Trail during Juneteenth celebrations on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the location of the old YMI Pharmacy, corner of Eagle and South Market Streets (29 Eagle Street in Asheville, NC).

The walking trail features buildings and churches crafted by her grandfather James Vester Miller, an African American master brickmason who contributed to the landscape of Asheville during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born to an enslaved mother and a slavemaster father, Miller formed his own successful construction company during the years of Jim Crow racial segregation.

Printed maps detailing the walking trail will be available, or you may download the map via Facebook (James Vester Miller Historic Walking Trail : Asheville), or on Instagram @jamesvmillerasheville. Some buildings on the tour will be open to viewers from 1–4 p.m.

For additional information, contact jamesvmillerasheville@gmail.com.

 

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