On May 25, 1919, the Berry Municipal Band performed its first live set in Asheville. The ensemble played a series of free outdoor shows throughout the summer in an effort to expand the city’s appeal to tourists.
The Asheville Citizen-Times Co.’s former building once stood where Woolworth Walk stands today. The structure, built in 1902, was razed in 1939.
We thought it would be interesting to see what Asheville residents were reading about on Independence Day, 100 years ago, today.
In May of 1917, the country was at war with Germany. Meanwhile in Asheville there were some great deals on clothing, sleeping porch shades and real estate.