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The 2014 "Historic Railroads of Georgia" photography contest seeks photos of historic buildings or structures associated with the railroad industry in Georgia.  Entries are due by May 25.

Atlanta, Ga. (April 8, 2014)

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.


Atlanta, Ga. (March 18, 2014)

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.


Atlanta, Ga. (March 13, 2014)

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.


Atlanta, Ga. (February 24, 2014)

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.  


Atlanta, Ga. (January 28, 2014)

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the City of Locust Grove (Henry County) is Georgia’s 87th Certified Local Government (CLG).  The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed the designation on January 6, 2014.


Atlanta, Ga. (January 22, 2014)

The Windsor Park Historic District, located in Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The nomination was sponsored by the Windsor Park Neighborhood Association and the City of Brunswick.  Nomination materials were compiled by a consultant with funds from a Certified Local Government grant administered by the Historic Preservation Division.  The nomination was listed in the National Register at the local level of significance as an excellent example of an early to mid-20th century suburban neighborhood in Brunswick.  


Atlanta, Ga. (January 9, 2014)

The McDonough-Adams-Kings Highway Historic District, located in Decatur, in DeKalb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 24, 2013.  The district is bounded by West College Avenue, Kings Highway, Oakview Road, and the west side of McDonough Street in Decatur.  The City of Decatur and the McDonough-Adams-Kings Highway neighborhood association sponsored the nomination.  Nomination materials were prepared by a consultant.  


Atlanta, Ga. (January 8, 2014)

The Suwanee Historic District, located approximately 25 miles northwest of the county seat of Lawrenceville, in Gwinnett County, Georgia  was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 24, 2013.  The district is centered on Main Street, Stonecypher Road, Russell Street, and the railroad corridor.  The city of Suwanee sponsored the nomination.  Nomination materials were prepared by a consultant. 


Atlanta, Ga. (December 30, 2013)

The Capitol View Manor Historic District, located approximately three miles south of downtown Atlanta, in Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 3, 2013.  The Capitol View Manor Neighborhood Group sponsored the nomination.  Nomination materials were prepared by graduate students in Georgia State University’s Heritage Preservation Program. The Capitol View Manor Historic District was listed at the local level of significance for its importance to Atlanta as an early planned subdivision on the south side.


Atlanta, Ga. (December 16, 2013)

A rare crate of Civil War-era rifles that was recovered from a Confederate shipwreck is now on display at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Douglas County, Georgia.