Historic Downtown Walking Tour Brochure:
The Joint Historic Preservation Commission in partnership with the Heart of Brevard and the Rowell Bosse NC Room at the Library are collaborating to produce a professional brochure that will serve as a walking tour of historic downtown Brevard.
In 2016, a small brochure was created in-house (available here). This year, the partners were successful in receiving a grant from the Transylvania/Brevard Tourism Development Authority (TDA) to expand the 2016 brochure. A professional designer has been hired to create a brochure that includes an introduction, a map and historic highlights of 21 buildings within walking distance of downtown Brevard. The partners have reviewed many historic walking tour brochures and have determined that the town of Dillsboro’s brochure (available here) is a good example of what our brochure could resemble.
Please contact us for more information at 828-884-3205.
The JHPC reviews applications for Local Historic Landmark Designations, which are buildings, sites, structures or objects that have historic significance - either culturally or architecturally. Currently, there are 21 properties in Transylvania County that hold this prestigious designation as a local historic landmark. Individual properties can also be listed on the National Register of Historic Places and become eligible for federal tax credit programs. View the local historic landmarks and national historic districts of Transylvania County here.
The State of NC has Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings that local designations must follow and the JHPC administers a Certificate of Appropriateness Application. Designated property owners are eligible for a 50% deferral of annual property taxes.
The Joint Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) is made up of nine members appointed by the County Commissioners and meets at 4:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Services Building's First Floor Conference Room. Become a JHPC member by filling out an application here.
Other agencies that also preserve our cultural heritage include:
- Transylvania County Historical Society
- Transylvania Heritage Museum
- To view more about Transylvania County's history, visit the Library's History page here
- Transylvania County Designations on the National Historic Registry (or map)
- Explore Transylvania County heritage - Blue Ridge National Heritage Trail Brochure with Map
- June - No quorum
- October - Joint Meeting of History Related Groups Handout