Get your Griffin on

The Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County will present its annual Griffin Awards for Historic Preservation on Tuesday, May 20, at the Princess Anne Hotel, 301 East Chestnut St. in Asheville.

A reception with refreshments and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. The awards program will follow at 7 p.m.

Named after the Greek mythological figure that blended the body of a lion and the wings of an eagle (not the late talk-show host, Merv), the griffin was normally placed at the entrance of a building to protect those entering it. In Asheville, griffins guard the entrance to the Grove Arcade. The society has presented the Griffin Awards for Historic Preservation since 1979.

This year’s awardees are:

Bridging the French Broad, Creating Connected Livable Communities, 2008 Griffin Award for Stewardship

The White Residence/The Lanning House, 2008 Griffin Award for Residential Restoration

The Harrison Residence, 16 Stuyvesant, 2008 Griffin Award for Residential Restoration

8 Lodge Street, 2008 Griffin Award for Commercial Restoration

The Gunn Residence, 25 Bearden Avenue, 2008 Griffin Award for Residential Rehabilitation

Fernihurst, 340 Victoria Road, 2008 Griffin for Adaptive Reuse and Rehabilitation

The Old North State Clothing Company, 23 & 25 Broadway Avenue, 2008 Griffin for Commercial Rehabilitation

The Greenberg Residence, 114 Norwood Avenue, 2008 Griffin Award for Interior Residential Rehabilitation

The Baker Residence, 222 Flint Street , 2008 Griffin Award for Residential Rehabilitation

Asheville Hardware, 91 Biltmore Avenue, 2008 Griffin Award for Commercial Rehabilitation

64 Brevard Road, 2008 Griffin Award for Interior Residential Rehabilitation

— Kent Priestley, contributing editor

 

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