Historic Resources Commission presents the 2024 Historic Resources Champion awards

priscilla robinson and harry blomberg

Each year, the Historic Resources Commission (HRC) presents the Historic Resources Champion award to those in the community who, by word or deed, have kindled among the citizenry of Asheville and Buncombe County an appreciation for the history or historic resources of the area.

On Thursday, May 23 the two 2024 recipients were recognized.

HRC is pleased to present the 2024 Historic Resources Champion award to award to:

Ms. Priscilla Robinson for her work documenting urban renewal in Asheville’s historic Southside neighborhood.


Mr. Harry Blomberg and the Blomberg family for their efforts in preserving Biltmore Industries, currently known as Grovewood Village, which was designated as a Local Historic Landmark in 1998.


Historic Resources Commission

The Historic Resources Commission (HRC) was created in 1979 through a local ordinance adopted by both the City of Asheville and Buncombe County. The joint city/county commission consists of 12 members, with 6 appointments from each jurisdiction. All members have equal voting rights and serve 3-year terms.

The (HRC) reviews projects within local historic districts and local landmarks to ensure that the proposed work is consistent with the applicable design review guidelines. 

Regular meetings of the HRC are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the North Conference Room on the first floor of the Asheville City Building located at 70 Court Plaza, Asheville.

Regular meetings are available to livestream online via the City’s YouTube channel or online engagement hub.