The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. Each site represents hundreds of similar sites throughout our state that are just as endangered and in need of community help as the 10 we have identified. So take a look at this year's list, learn more about the program, and find out how you can help protect these properties and others in your community.
Antioch Baptist Church
Crawfordville, Taliaferro County
Boasting a congregation that was founded in 1886 by freed slaves, Antioch Baptist Church was constructed in 1899 by local craftsmen.
Asbury United Methodist Church
Savannah, Chatham County
With a congregation celebrating 150 years, the Asbury United Methodist Church on Savannah’s Abercorn Street stands as the only African American United Methodist church in the historic Victorian District.
Cary Reynolds Elementary School
Doraville, DeKalb County
This school is an early design of renowned mid-century architect John Portman, whose other works include Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency and Peachtree Center.
Central State Hospital
Milledgeville, Baldwin County
Once the largest mental hospital in the United States and the second largest in the world, Central State Hospital includes nearly 200 historic buildings on 2,000 acres.
Fountain (Stone) Hall
Atlanta, Fulton County
A National Historic Landmark, Fountain Hall was built in 1882 and remains the most prominent building on the original campus of Atlanta University, which was founded in 1865 to educate newly emancipated African Americans.
Griffin, Spalding County
Heritage Park is a community space that reflects the efforts to provide education to African Americans in the South during the twentieth century.
John Deming Home
Valdosta, Lowndes County
The original owner and builder of this house was responsible for many of Valdosta's most ornate and imposing houses, most notably The Crescent.
Masonic Lodge #238
Dalton, Whitfield County
Masonic Lodge #238 stands at what was once a thriving commercial intersection at the heart of Dalton’s African American community.
Bostwick, Morgan County
The complex of buildings at Nolan Crossroads represent the transition from slavery-based agriculture to the sharecropping economy of the post-Civil War South.
Rose Hill School
Porterdale, Newton County
This school was built in 1937 by the Bibb Manufacturing Company for the historically black community of Rose Hill, an early 1900s segregated residential community for mill workers.
Posted: November 13, 2019
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