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On July 13th, the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) and Dr. Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island, Chatham County, Georgia.
Shirley Hills Historic District (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation), located north of downtown Macon in Bibb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 2014. The Shirley Hills Neighborhood Association sponsored the nomination and Historic Macon Foundation prepared the nomination materials. This amendment to the National Register listing for Shirley Hills: 1) extends the period of significance to 1967; 2) enlarges the boundaries of the Shirley Hills Historic District to include later developments to the north; and 3) reevaluates the National Register eligibility of each resource within the district.
Archaeologists from the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the University of Georgia will conduct excavations this summer at the South End of Ossabaw Island. The Ossabaw Island Foundation is organizing an excursion on June 21 for the public to spend a day participating in the active archaeological dig.
Northwoods Historic District, located in Doraville, DeKalb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 2, 2014. The Northwoods Area Neighborhood Association sponsored the nomination and graduate students in the Heritage Preservation Program at Georgia State University prepared the nomination materials.
The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the City of Tybee Island (Chatham County) is Georgia’s 88th Certified Local Government (CLG). The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed the designation on May 5, 2014.
The United States Post Office and Courthouse, located at 805 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 2014. The General Services Administration (GSA) sponsored the nomination.
The William and Hannah Root House, located at 145 Denmead Street, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 12, 2014. The property owners, Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society, Inc., sponsored the nomination and a graduate student from Clemson University/College of Charleston’s Master of Science in Historic Preservation program prepared the nomination materials. The building was listed at the local level of significance as a good example of a central-hall I-house in Marietta.
Seven Georgia communities will receive federal subgrants to conduct historic preservation projects, which will begin in April 2014 and will be completed by September 2015. A total of $83,471 from the FFY2014 Historic Preservation Fund has been awarded this year. This year’s subgrants include two historic resources surveys, three brick-and-mortar rehabilitation projects, a historic district walking tour brochure/cell phone audio tour, and a historic context architectural study.
The Fulton County Almshouse, located on West Wieuca Road in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 8, 2014. The property owners sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials. The building was listed at the local level of significance for the contributions of the Fulton County Almshouse to the social welfare of the county, and also as a good example of Neoclassical Revival-style architecture in Atlanta.
The Twin City Historic District, located in Twin City, Emanuel County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 8, 2014. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Twin City. Nomination materials were compiled by a resident of Twin City. The nomination was listed in the National Register at the local level of significance as an excellent example of railroad strip-type community in Georgia.