Entrance Sign for the Town of Weaverville, NC

Weaverville Entrance Sign

Weaverville Entrance Sign

The Weaverville entrance sign, designed and built for the town of Weaverville, NC, features a moongate, or complete circular arch. The sign greets visitors arriving into Weaverville as they pass Lake Louise, onto which the moongate opens. The complexity of this build revealed sandstone as the ideal choice because it is colorful and easy to work.

This moongate design element, complete with 3 intersecting slabs of sandstone at the bottom, is inspired by a fiddlehead fern. One of the sure signs of spring, fiddlehead ferns represent growth and renewal, speaking to some of Weaverville’s lovely qualities. The moongate itself also references a nearby water wheel, located just below Lake Louise. While no longer functional, the water wheel serves as a bit of a local landmark, and it is a unique place to check out.

Weaverville Entrance Sign

Closeup of the moongate

Weaverville Sign Process

Weaverville Entrance Sign

Initial sign sketch

Weaverville Entrance Sign

Laying out the stones for the moongate

Weaverville Entrance Sign

Finished product

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