Village Heritage Award

The Cashiers Historical Society encourages area residents to nominate a property for the Village Heritage Award. The architecture of any such building should be in keeping with the ‘Old Village’ feel with vernacular style in materials and scale. Nominees can be older structures, whether re-purposed or original use or a new building. Other criteria includes attractive landscaping with native materials, moderate lighting to enhance the night sky visibility, and must fall within the boundaries of Hwy. 107 North to the Continental Divide, Hwy 107 South to the Methodist Church, Hwy 64 East to the Humane Society, and Hwy 64 West to the Continental Divide.

“The building should contribute to the business vitality of the community, and/or service to the community.” historical society officials say.

The winner will be announced, and the Village Heritage Award plaque will be unveiled the following spring at the property selected. The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce endorses and supports this award because the above described characteristics of the property enhances Cashiers businesses.

Village Heritage Award

Mary Palmer and Hugh Dargan unveiling the 2014 Village Heritage Award at their store and home – Dovecote Porch and Garden

Please visit the Cashiers Historical Society business office located in the Dowden Pavilion at the Zachary-Tolbert House grounds; 1940 Highway 107 South to pick up an entry form or download here.

VHA Nomination Form

Village Heritage Award recipients:

  • Alexander Gardens (2003)
  • Monday’s House of Design (2004)
  • Old Viewfinders Building (2005)
  • Mountain Laurel Shoppes (2006)
  • 15 Flash Point Drive (2007)
  • Tommy’s Coffee Shop (2008)
  • Laurelwood Mountain Inn (2009)
  • Village Green (2010)
  • Cashiers Community Center (2011)
  • Cornucopia Cellars (2012)
  • Cashiers/Glenville Recreation Center (2013)
  • Dovecote Porch & Garden (2014)
  • Christ Anglican Church (2016)