Tryon honors architect Holland Brady with proclamation

Published 1:06pm Thursday, June 20, 2013

WHEREAS, Holland Brady has received numerous design honors, among  which are included an Award for Excellence for The Brevard  Music Center, the  DuMont Design Honors Certificate for the Columbus United Methodist Church, and a Library of the Year Award from The American Library Association for the Farwell Wing of the Lanier Library; and

WHEREAS Holland Brady has written an authoritative manuscript describing Tryon buildings with architectural significance, and the historic contributions of 42 architects to the architecture of Tryon, a key reference that is cited frequently for local buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and

WHEREAS Holland Brady has served many civic and public service organizations, holding key upper administrative positions in the Tryon Fine Arts Center, the Lanier Library, the Polk County Community Foundation, the Congregational Church in  Tryon, the United Church of  Christ Retirement Homes of North Carolina and

Virginia, and the Spartanburg Council of Architects; and

WHEREAS, Holland Brady’s professional work continues to serve our local Tryon community, as evidenced most recently in his collaborative work with property owner Bob Lane to renovate the historic Sunnydale property back to its original 1930s appearance, a concept based largely upon Brady’s own memories of the building; and

WHEREAS’ Holland Brady’s combined professional, civic and personal contributions to the community serve as a stellar testament to an exceptional career and a powerful legacy from an eminent Tryon son, the principal emeritus in the firm of Brady/Trakas Architects; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

That I, J. Alan Peoples, Mayor of the Town of Tryon, North Carolina, take great pride in proclaiming June 21, 2013, the 88th anniversary of Holland Brady’s birth be Holland Brady Day in the Town of Tryon and encourage all Tryon’s citizens to celebrate Holland Brady’s life and honor Holland Brady for his outstanding contributions to architectural design and the unique style of the Town of Tryon.

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