Lanes to speak at AAUW on Missildine’s restoration

Published 10:00 pm Monday, November 16, 2015

American Association of University Women member, Gayle Lane, and her husband, Scott, will be the featured speakers at the AAUW meeting on Monday, Nov. 23.

The Lanes let no grass grow under their feet when they relocated to Tryon from Charleston, S.C. four years ago. They purchased Stonehedge, a local landmark which had served as a B&B and restaurant, restored it to a private residence, and had it placed on the National Historic Registry. The couple then purchased the three historic buildings that inhabit the corner of Trade and Oak Streets in Tryon. Their goal is to restore this corner to its former beauty.

Join Scott and Gayle as they take us through a tour of their restoration of the former Missildine Building and its two neighbors. They are being brought back to their original three distinct entities. Presently, a lot of action is going on inside the buildings. Scott and Gayle will bring us up to date on the plans for their future usage. Scott, with a background in real estate and Gayle, with her financial acumen, as well as tenure with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, are well-suited for successfully bringing this amazing gift to Tryon.

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AAUW is a nationwide network of university women whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The Tryon Branch of AAUW will meet Monday, Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

– Submitted by Frank Ortiz