PRESERVATION COMMISSION APPROVES DEMOLITION OF THE LAMPLEY MOTORS BUILDING ON SOUTH CHURCH STREET

MORE CHANGE POSSIBLY COMING TO DOWNTOWN HENDERSONVILLE   

THE LAMPLEY MOTORS BUILDING DATES BACK TO MID 1940S   

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Hendersonville's Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday approved the demolition of the old Lampley Motors building at 101 and 121 North Church Street.  A new commercial development is planned for that property.

The property, which is also the location for Southern Appalachian Coffee Company, is currently owned by Pulliam-Justus Partners and they had applied for what’s known as a “certificate of appropriateness” to level the two old buildings on that property to make room for their planned newl commercial development.

Pulliam-Justus Partners owns the .78 acre site which is valued at just under $625 thousand.

The family of the late Dr. Bill Lampley operated an automobile dealership in that building, dating back to 1945.

The building is listed as a “contributing property” in the National Register’s historic district in downtown Hendersonville.

That building was also once home to Thomas Motor Company which later moved to North Main Street...and into an auto delership building that once stood at 7th and Main, approximately where Triangle Stop is today.