The Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County
To conserve Asheville and Buncombe County’s heritage and sense of place through preservation and promotion of the region’s historic resources.
Join us in preserving Asheville’s legacy for future generations!
It Started With Downtown
The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County (PSABC) was formed in 1976, with interest in preservation sparked by observance of the U. S. Bicentennial, and in response to threats to local buildings and sites posed by neglect, insensitive alteration, and large-scale transportation projects.
Photo Courtesy of Pack Memorial Library
We believe that the natural beauty, unique historic architecture and eclectic community of Asheville and Buncombe County are important contributing factors to the economic health of our region. We work to preserve and promote the historic built environment and its contributions to the sense of place for residence and visitors alike.
This work is vital to the economic health of our community and our Business Membership program provides a way for local businesses to participate in protecting not only the historic beauty but also the prosperity of our community.
Every preservation easement marks the permanent protection of history that might otherwise be lost. PSABC manages these easements and the reporting that goes along with that responsibility in perpetuity, offering technical support to the owners and ensuring the historic integrity of these special places.