The City Building of Asheville was built between 1926-1928 . The building's structure emerges from the ground in fortress-like style. It is constructed out of Georgia Pink marble, brick, and terra cotta. The prevailing ornament is the feather motif reminiscent of the Native American epoch. The roof is the logo of the City of Asheville. The total cost of the building was just over fifty cents a cubic foot.
The City Building of Asheville has become recognized as one of Douglas Ellington's greatest works in Asheville. The City Building was put on the National Register of Historic Places on July 11, 1976.