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Historic Preservation, Asheville, N.C. Style. The Griffin Award.
Asheville, North Carolina is noted for incredible historic buildings. There is a great deal of interest in our area around historic preservation, as you might expect.  Many of us are at work to sustain the heritage and the sense of place that is Asheville ...and this  work involves preserving the unique historic resources we are so proud of here.The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County founded in 1976,  has "provided critical leadership in local efforts to preserve the rich cultural legacy of the region through four primary areas of activity: advocacy, education, technical preservation assistance, and historic property intervention."
 You may have heard of the  mythological animal sometimes placed at the entrance of buildings to protect those who entered...the griffin.  Well...Asheville has its very own  griffin. When you come to visit or live here, be sure to see it at the Grove Arcade. . Why am I mentioning this? Because the griffinis Asheville's symbol  for   protection and preservation of  beautiful historic buildings. The Preservation Society has adopted it  and  each year accepts nominations from individuals, companies, organizations who all may  nominate projects, persons, or groups to receive the  Griffin Award.
The Griffin Award is  given for "outstanding preservation projects and individuals that further the goals ... more

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