1910 - E.W. Grove Moves to Asheville
After moving his tonic operation to St. Louis, the heavy pollution of the factory district caused Grove to develop lifelong breathing issues. E.W. Grove visited Asheville for its climate, which he found was good for his health and relieved his bronchitis. The Grove Arcade was the grand dream of E.W. Grove, a self-made millionaire who moved to Asheville in 1910 after establishing a summer home there twelve years earlier.