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The Stedman Incentive Grant assists non-profit organizations in an effort to save endangered architecturally and historically significant property. The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel in Cary are the 1985 award winners. The structure is the only remaining building associated with the town's founder, Frank Page. The award will assist in restoration costs.
In the early 19th century, Cary, NC, was a railroad stop between Raleigh and Durham. Cary's first business was a hotel, known as an ordinary. In 1868, Allison Francis (Frank) Page decided to build the town's second ordinary and in 1971, Robert Strother bought the historic structure and leased it to the Historic Preservation Society of North Carolina.
Winter is often thought of as the off-season for gardens until spring returns. But given the temperatures in North Carolina, what gardeners do in winter enhances the appeal of other seasons. The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary has recently done just that by adding winter interest elements to the six acres surrounding the five-star hotel.