TDDA recognizes preservation efforts by Millard and Lane

Published 6:05 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Andy Millard (left) accepts a plaque of recognition for his Tryon Depot preservation work from outgoing TDDA president Crys Armbrust. (photo submitted)

The Tryon Downtown Development Association held its annual meeting Monday, Sept. 26 at the newly renovated Tryon Depot. Following a short opening reception, the business portion of the meeting was called to order by outgoing TDDA President Crys Armbrust.

Bob Lane

The president’s address followed, including a still-photography video of the “TDDA Year in Review,” found at http://youtube/4Bderlo92U0.
After the election of the 2011-2012 new board members and officers, Armbrust cited three accomplishments occurring on his watch as president in which he said he would always take great pride:
• A $3.2-million private/public investment certified by the NC Department of Commerce
• The restoration of the 1906 Tryon Depot
• The restoration of the
Sunnydale property
The depot and Sunnydale building restorations garnered Andy Millard and Bob Lane TDDA Awards “in recognition and deep appreciation of service to the Tryon Downtown Development Association and the Town of Tryon, N.C.” Parallel recognitions occurred on the next day when the Town of Tryon Board of Commissioners acknowledged the same contributions in proclamations of recognition for Millard and Lane.
Both TDDA and the Town of Tryon promote awareness of and appreciation for Tryon’s historic architectural catalog and officials said they wanted to celebrate the selfless generosity of spirit by individuals who contribute to the preservation of the community’s historic architectural assets. They also said they recognized the powerful positive communal effects these preservation efforts have in Tryon and Polk County to build citizen awareness of local architectural history and to instill community pride through a collective sense of heritage.
– article submitted
by Crys Armbrust

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