Tryon honors Bob Lane

Published 11:25 am Thursday, November 17, 2011

Editor’s note: The following proclamation was adopted by Tryon Town Council on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in honor of Bob Lane for his historical preservation contributions to the town.

WHEREAS, The Town of Tryon endeavors to promote awareness of and appreciation for Tryon’s historic architectural catalog; and further, to celebrate the selfless generosity of spirit by individuals who contribute to the preservation of our community’s historic architectural assets; and further, to recognize the powerful positive communal effects that these preservation efforts have in Tryon and Polk County to build citizen awareness of our local architectural history and to instill community pride through our collective sense of heritage; and

Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples (left) presents Bob Lane a proclamation approved by the town on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to honor Lane for his historical preservation contribution in renovating the former Sunnydale building on South Trade Street. (photo by Leah Justice)

WHEREAS, Bob Lane continues his more than 50-year career in real estate and development, holding national leadership positions in the National Homebuilders Association and the Board of Realtors; and

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WHEREAS, Bob Lane’s development efforts display a careful eye for detail, good design and historic preservation principles, evident most recently in a block of restored shops and storefronts on the historic Upper King Street in Charleston, S.C.; and

WHEREAS, Bob Lane implemented a local Tryon, N.C. renovation of the circa 1930 historic landmark property known as Sunnydale’s; and

WHEREAS, Bob Lane completed the Sunnydale renovation with meticulous attention to historic preservation models, coordinating with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Office and the Tryon Downtown Development Association; and

WHEREAS, Bob Lane was assisted in this renovation project by architects Holland Brady and Dean Trakas of Tryon and by contractors Grier and Roy Eargle of Saluda Construction, LLC; and

WHEREAS, the Sunnydale renovation project enhanced the local economy through employment of local skilled workers and local materials; and

WHEREAS, Bob Lane, whose proactive civic generosity, by means of personal vision and use of personal funds, has preserved a cherished, historic Tryon property and architectural focal point, and further, in doing so, has sophisticated Tryon’s General Business District infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, Bob Lane’s renovation of Sunnydale’s serves as a shining magnanimous example to inspire others to similar civic acts and contributions to benefit our entire community; and


That, I, J. Alan Peoples, Mayor of the Town of Tryon, North Carolina, do hereby take great pride in proclaiming that the Town of Tryon honors Bob Lane for his outstanding service to the Town of Tryon and his fellow citizens of Tryon and Polk County.