Press release from The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County:
The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County is pleased to host a program about Eliada House at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 21st, featuring its role in helping children of the community succeed for more than 100 years, and its campus, which is a National Historic District.
The presentation will be held at Eliada Home Center, 2 Compton Drive, Asheville, N.C., at 2:00pm. Our speaker, Tami Ruckman, Eliada’s Director of Development, will share the history, beginning with the founding of Eliada Home in 1906 by the Rev. Lucius B. Compton in a small cabin five miles from Asheville. Eliada has evolved to house state of the art residential facilities, expanded foster care and educational services and comprehensive individual transition assistance to youngsters aging out of foster care. Today Eliada provides a cradle to career continuum of services for over 700 children and youth annually.
Come and be inspired in this historic setting. The campus includes structures in several styles still standing and in service, as well as surprising remnants of another time.
Guests are also invited to enjoy a self guided walking tour of the original cottage, dormitory, cemetery and remnants of the old conference center. Guests attending should wear comfortable shoes for touring the campus, which offers handicapped parking access and golf carts, if needed.
Everyone is invited to this upcoming PSABC event. While admission is free, a $10 donation helps support local preservation.