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HPD will be moving to a new office location on or around February 14th. We will be closed from February 8th through approximately February 18th. New telephone numbers have not been assigned at this point. Our new street address will be:
DNR Historic Preservation Division
Mary Gregory Jewett Center for Historic Preservation and Archaeology
2610 GA Hwy 155, SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281
HPD will cosponsor Section 106: An Introduction on March 24-26, 2015 in Atlanta. Held in cooperation with the National Preservation Institute and the Georgia Department of Transportation, the seminar will teach the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Full details are available here.
The next Historic Preservation Commission Training will be held in Dahlonega on April 10-11, 2015. Registration is now open! Details are available here.
Applications are now available for the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund grant cycle. These 60/40 matching grants enable Certified Local Governments to undertake projects that aid in the preservation of historic properties. Applications must be postmarked by February 2, 2015.
The A.L. Miller High School and A.L. Miller Junior High School campus, located on Montpelier Avenue, in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 19, 2014.
The Smith-Manning House, located on Manning Road, in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 2014.
The Cartersville Downtown Historic District, roughly bounded by Church Street to the north, Gilmer Street to the east, Leake Street to the south, and Bartow Street to the west, in Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 12, 2014. The City of Cartersville sponsored the nomination. The nomination materials were prepared by a consultant, with assistance from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission staff.
The Pine Gardens Historic District, roughly bounded by Beech and Capitol streets and Goebel Avenue, in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 5, 2014. The neighborhood association sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials. The neighborhood was listed at the state level of significance because it is the largest and most intact concentration of World War II defense industry housing in the state.
Rock City Gardens, located in Lookout Mountain, Walker County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the state level of significance on September 17, 2014. Its importance as a tourist attraction, its unusual landscape, and its architecture were noted as significant in the nomination. The property owner sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.
The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the City of Toccoa (Stephens County) is Georgia’s 89th Certified Local Government (CLG). The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed the designation on October 10, 2014.
Farms hold a central role in the heritage of our state, having formed the economic, cultural, and family foundation for generations of Georgians. Since 1993, over 460 farms continuously operating for 100 years or more have been recognized by the Georgia Centennial Farm Program. The 21st-annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards ceremony was held on Friday, October 3, 2014, at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. This year, 18 farms across the state were honored.
Commissioner Mark W. Williams announced the award of $10,000 to the Stewart County Historical Commission from the Georgia Heritage Grant Program. This grant award will fund stabilization and window repair for the historic Stewart County Jail.
The Swift Manufacturing Company, located on 6th Avenue in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 2014 as a good example of a denim textile manufacturing company in Columbus. The property owner sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials. The building was rehabilitated and approved for state tax incentives by the Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and federal tax incentives by the National Park Service.
The Kensington Park-Groveland Historic District, located in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 30, 2014. The neighborhood association sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.