Asheville, North Carolina: O. Henry Office Memorial

Famous author O. Henry scribbled his short stories somewhere near this sidewalk-embedded plaque. Not right on this spot. Artistic license?
Address:
Patton Ave., Asheville, NC
Directions:
Downtown. On the south side of Patton Ave. midway between Church St. and S. Lexington Ave. It's a plaque in a sidewalk in front of a standalone ATM kiosk.
Admission:
Free
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O. Henry office plaque.

O. Henry Office Memorial

This inlaid sidewalk memorial commemorates Asheville resident William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry. It also features a bronze lock of hair, combs, and a pocket watch from his famous short story "Gift of the Magi."

[Ed Gomboz, 05/14/2016]

According to the plaque, O. Henry's office was "nearby." He's buried in Asheville's Riverside Cemetery.

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