HPD is partnering with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation to present the 5th Annual Preservation Month Lecture Series. Free lectures will be held every Thursday in May at Rhodes Hall in Atlanta. Full details are available here.
The "Civil War in Georgia" photo contest seeks photos of sites or buildings associated with the Civil War in Georgia by May 26, 2013.
Celebrate Georgia's history and historic places throughout the month of May! National Historic Preservation Month was established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. During Preservation Month, events are planned throughout the nation to promote historic places, encourage national and community pride, and highlight the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. Thousands of people participate annually in Preservation Month. This year's theme is "See! Save! Celebrate!"
The Georgia Post Building, located in Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 1, 2013. The nomination was supported by the Crawford County Board of Commissioners, which owns the building and the Crawford County Historical Society, which leases the building. Nomination materials were prepared by the preservation planner for the Middle Georgia Regional Commission.
The May Patterson Goodrum House, located on West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 1, 2013. The nomination was sponsored by the property owner, who also prepared the nomination materials.
Hard Labor Creek State Park, located northeast of the city of Rutledge in Morgan and Walton counties was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 27, 2013 at the state level of significance as anexcellent example of a recreational park built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Georgia. The park is one of ten CCC-built state parks in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Parks and Historic Sites Division sponsored the nomination. An intern for the division prepared the nomination materials.
Four Georgia communities will receive federally funded grants to conduct historic preservation projects, which will begin in May 2013 and will be completed by September 2014. A total of $43,500 in Round 1 grants from the FFY2013 Historic Preservation Fund has been awarded this year. This year’s projects include three historic resource surveys and a conditions/tree assessment for a historic cemetery. The Round 1 grant awards are based on HPD’s federal continuing resolution apportionment. Once the full FFY 2013 apportionment is confirmed, Round 2 grant awards will be announced.
The Savannah Pharmacy and Fonvielle Office Building County, located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 20, 2013. Staff of Savannah’s Research Library and Municipal Archives prepared the nomination materials. The property owner, the city of Savannah, sponsored the nomination.
The Charles R. Adams Park, located in Atlanta (Fulton County), was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 2013. Developed as a county park in the late 1930s and named for county commissioner Charles R. Adams, the park was initially part of a planned multi-million dollar program to improve parks and golf courses in order to attract a population with the economic means to enjoy leisure activities. Adams Park became an Atlanta city park under the 1952 "Plan of Improvement" when the city annexed large portions of unincorporated Fulton County.
The City of Porterdale (Newton County) is Georgia’s 85th Certified Local Government (CLG). The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed the designation in late December 2012.
The City of Social Circle (Walton County) is Georgia’s 84th Certified Local Government (CLG). The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed the designation in late December 2012.
Paine College, located on Fifteenth Street in Augusta, Richmond County was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 26, 2012. Paine College sponsored the nomination and the Historic Augusta Foundation staff prepared the nomination materials. The college was listed at the state level of significance. It is the only known institution of higher education to be established by a biracial board of trustees at a time of racial discord in this state. The buildings on the campus retain a high degree of integrity and predominantly reflect the Georgian Revival style of architecture as designed by the Augusta architectural firm of Kuhlke and Wade.