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Atlanta, Ga. (1/9/2017)
 
The Atlantic Greyhound Bus Terminal, located at 109 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Savannah (Chatham County), has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (12/30/2016)
 
The Medical Arts Building, located at 384 Peachtree Street in Atlanta (Fulton County), has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (12/29/2016)
 
The Island Ford Lodge, located within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Sandy Springs (Fulton County), has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (11/30/2016)
 
The former Sears, Roebuck and Co. building, now Ponce City Market, located on Ponce de Leon Avenue in midtown Atlanta (Fulton County), has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (10/26/2016)
 
The Edgar A. Weil House, located on Tybee Island (Chatham County), has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (10/21/2016)
 
The Georgia Historic Preservation Division, Department of Natural Resources, honored 22 farm families last week during the 24th annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards Ceremony in Perry.
Atlanta, Ga. (10/21/2016)
 
The Lithonia Historic District, in Lithonia, DeKalb County, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (9/23/2016)
 
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark W. Williams announced Friday the award of six Georgia Heritage Grants to support historic preservation projects throughout the state.
Atlanta, Ga. (8/3/2016)
 
The Locust Grove Historic District, located within the city limits of Locust Grove (Henry County), has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (7/22/2016)
 
The Decatur Heights-Glennwood Estates-Sycamore Street Historic District, located within the city limits of Decatur, Ga. (DeKalb County), has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (6/29/2016)
 
Villa MiraFlores, a privately owned property located at 1214 Villa Drive in northeast Atlanta (DeKalb County), has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (5/25/2016)
 
The Ingleside Historic District has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The district is located in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
Atlanta, Ga. (5/19/2016)
 
The Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources (HPD) encourages all citizens to celebrate Georgia's history and historic places throughout the month of May.
Atlanta, Ga. (5/6/2016)
 
The Capitol View Historic District, in Atlanta (Fulton County), has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta, Ga. (4/29/2016)
 
The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the City of Villa Rica (Carroll and Douglas County) is Georgia’s 94th Certified Local Government (CLG)
Atlanta, Ga. (4/19/2016)
 
The Bowman Commercial Historic District (Elbert County) has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Bowman.
Atlanta, Ga. (4/12/2016)
 
Ten Georgia cities will receive federal subgrants totaling more than $90,000 from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Historic Preservation Fund to conduct historic preservation projects in their respective communities.
Atlanta, Ga. (4/5/2016)
 
The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the City of Euharlee (Bartow County) is Georgia’s 93rd Certified Local Government (CLG). 
Atlanta, Ga. (2/9/2016)
 
The William and Jane Levitt House, in Macon, Ga., was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Jan. 26, 2016.
Atlanta, Ga. (12/10/2015)
 
The Claflin School, located at 1532 5th Avenue in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Nov. 24, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Columbus.
Atlanta, Ga. (11/6/2015)
 
The Ritz Theater,  in Toccoa, Ga., was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 22, 2015. The theater was listed as part of a small boundary increase to the Toccoa Downtown Historic District.
Atlanta, Ga. (10/6/2015)
 
Thirteen historic farms from around the state will be recognized Friday, Oct. 9, during the 22nd annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards Ceremony at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia.
Atlanta, Ga. (9/30/2015)

The Riverside Club-Magnolia Club in West Point, Troup County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 2015.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/25/2015)

The City of Dalton has completed a historic resources survey of four National Register of Historic Places districts — Thornton Avenue/Murray Hill, McCarty Subdivision, Dalton Commercial, and Crown Mill.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/14/2015)

Ashantilly, a property on Georgia Highway 99 outside of Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the Ashantilly Center, Inc.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/9/2015)

The City of Albany has completed Phase 1 of a city-wide Historic Resources Survey, which includes the Rawson Circle and Rawson Park neighborhoods in northwest Albany.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/1/2015)

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the City of Gray is Georgia’s 92nd Certified Local Government (CLG). The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, confirmed the designation on August 24, 2015.

Atlanta, Ga. (8/28/2015)

An amended Ansley Park Historic District, located in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on July 27, 2015. The district was originally listed in the NRHP in 1979. This nomination expands the district north to Beverly Road and was sponsored by the Ansley Park Civic Association. .

Atlanta, Ga. (8/24/2015)

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the City of Hampton is Georgia’s 91st Certified Local Government (CLG). The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, confirmed the designation on August 17, 2015.

Atlanta, Ga. (8/3/2015)

The Lindridge-Martin Manor Historic District in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 14, 2015. The district includes four contiguous, historically related subdivisions located southeast of Interstate 85, west of Cheshire Bridge Road, and extends to streets on both the north and south sides of Lindbergh Drive.

Atlanta, Ga. (7/31/2015)

An expanded Elberton historic district centered on the downtown square in Elbert County, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
The Elberton Commercial Historic District – with additional documentation, and a boundary increase – was added to the National Register on July 14, 2015. The district was originally listed in the National Register in 1982.

Atlanta, Ga. (7/29/2015)

The University of Georgia (UGA) Marine Extension Service has received a $41,837 matching grant from the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service through the National Maritime Heritage (NMH) grant program for a film documentary project entitled Georgia’s Rich Maritime Cultural Heritage: Generational Commercial Fishing Families.The documentary will highlight the maritime cultural history of commercial fishing along the Georgia coast. The grant will be administered through the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (HPD).

Atlanta, Ga. (7/6/2015)

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Department of Natural Resources is Georgia’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).  HPD has begun the process of updating Georgia's statewide historic preservation plan, a document that establishes state preservation priorities and policies to guide preservation efforts during the next five years.  As part of the planning process, HPD is soliciting input to help set its goals and priorities and to develop a plan that will be effective and useful to the division, the preservation community, and the general public.  A short survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPLYXGH.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/11/2015)

Archaeologists from the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the University of Georgia are conducting excavations this summer at the former Buckhead Plantation site on Ossabaw Island.  The Ossabaw Island Foundation is organizing an excursion on June 20 for the public to spend a day participating in the active archaeological dig.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/8/2015)

The Johnston’s River Line (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation) and Union Field Fortifications at Henderson Road in Cobb County, Georgia, were listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 18, 2015. The site, which was the scene of heavy fighting in July of 1864, embodies the distinctive characteristics of the earthworks typical of the latter stages of the Civil War.

Atlanta, Ga. (5/21/2015)

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that Jones County is Georgia’s 90th Certified Local Government (CLG).  The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, confirmed the designation on May 15, 2015.

Atlanta, Ga. (4/28/2015)

Nine Georgia communities will receive FFY 2015 federal subgrants totaling $88,170 from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund to conduct historic preservation projects.

Atlanta, Ga. (4/14/2015)

The Forest Avenue Historic District, located within the city limits of Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 2015.  Major streets of the district include Forest Avenue, Lake Forest Avenue, Forest Hills Road, Lake Forest Circle, Ridgecrest Drive, and Brookwood Circle. 

Atlanta, Ga. (3/20/2015)

The Charles L. Bowden Golf Course, located on Millerfield Road in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Macon and the Macon Golf for Kids program.

Atlanta, Ga. (3/19/2015)

Utoy Cemetery, located on Cahaba Drive, SW, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the property owner, the Utoy Cemetery Association, Inc.; members of the association prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (2/12/2015)

The Alberta Drive-Mathieson Drive-West Shadowlawn Avenue Historic District, located in Buckhead, Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on January 27, 2015.  The district encompasses a neighborhood now commonly known as Buckhead Forest, located within the densely-developed triangle of land bounded by the busy thoroughfares of Peachtree, Piedmont, and Roswell roads.

Atlanta, Ga. (12/8/2014)

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. 

Atlanta, Ga. (12/4/2014)

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. 

Atlanta, Ga. (11/26/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (11/10/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (10/24/2014)

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.  

Atlanta, Ga. (10/17/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (10/6/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/30/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/30/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/23/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (7/24/2014)

Ponce de Leon Terrace-Ponce de Leon Heights-Clairmont Estates Historic District, located in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 2014.  The City of Decatur sponsored the nomination and Georgia State University graduate students in historic preservation prepared the nomination materials.  

Atlanta, Ga. (7/23/2014)

The Bordley Cottage-Beach View Hotel, located on Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 27, 2014 as an excellent example of an early Tybee cottage that was later converted to a four-season hotel.  The property owner sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.  

Atlanta, Ga. (7/18/2014)

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.  

Atlanta, Ga. (6/16/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/6/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/6/2014)

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.  

Atlanta, Ga. (5/20/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (5/16/2014)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (4/8/2014)

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. (3/18/2014)

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. (3/13/2014)

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. (2/24/2014)

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. (1/28/2014)

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. (1/22/2014)

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. (1/9/2014)

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. (1/8/2014)

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. (12/30/2013)

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. (12/16/2013)

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. 

Atlanta, Ga. (11/8/2013)

Drayton Arms Apartments, located in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 2013.  The nomination was sponsored by the property owner.  A consultant prepared the nomination materials.  The house was rehabilitated using federal and state tax incentives for rehabilitation, which are administered by the National Park Service and the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  

Atlanta, Ga. (11/7/2013)

The Herman and Allene Shaver House, located in Wayside, Jones County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 2013.  The nomination was sponsored by the property owner, who also prepared the nomination materials.  This property is privately owned and not open to the public.

Atlanta, Ga. (10/17/2013)

As part of the U.S. Army’s recent closure of Fort McPherson in Atlanta, the existing National Register of Historic Places district for the Staff Row and Old Post Area of the historic base was updated and expanded to include all of the intact, contiguous historic resources associated with the development of the fort from 1887 through 1959.  The expanded district was listed in the National Register on September 6, 2013.  Nomination materials were prepared by a consultant as a stipulation to fulfill the Army’s obligations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. 

Atlanta, Ga. (10/8/2013)

The 2013 Georgia Centennial Farm Awards ceremony was held on Friday, October 4, 2013, at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. The ceremony began with a reception followed by the awards presentation. 2013 marks the 20th year of the program. Since 1993, the Georgia Centennial Farm Program has recognized 451 farms around the state.  The program is a partnership between: Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Georgia Farm Bureau Federation; Georgia Department of Agriculture; Georgia Forestry Commission; and Georgia National Fair and Agricenter; with support from Georgia EMC.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/26/2013)

The City of Atlanta has completed a survey of mid-20th-century historic resources in its historic downtown, phase one of a multi-phased survey.  Funded in part by a $10,500 FFY2012 Federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Grant administered by the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the survey area includes nearly all of downtown Atlanta and over 250 historic resources.  The survey materials were prepared by a consultant.   The City of Atlanta was eligible for HPF funds due to their designation as a Certified Local Government (CLG).  Georgia has 86 CLG communities statewide.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/4/2013)

Liberty Baptist Church, located on Liberty Church Road, in Grooverville, Brooks County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 20, 2013 as an excellent and rare surviving example of a small antebellum church in southwest Georgia.  Thomasville Landmarks, Inc. and the property owner, Liberty Baptist Church of Grooverville, Inc., sponsored the nomination.  A representative of the property owner prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (8/8/2013)

The T.R.R. Cobb House, located at 175 Hill Street at Prince Avenue, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 2013.  The property owner sponsored the nomination, and a consultant and the curator of the T.R.R. Cobb House prepared the supporting documentation.

Atlanta, Ga. (8/7/2013)

The Mary Ray Memorial School, located in the community of Raymond, Coweta County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 2013.  The property owner sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (8/5/2013)

The Forsyth Railroad Depots and Baggage Room, located on East Adams Street near downtown Forsyth in Monroe County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 2013.  The property owner, who also prepared the nomination materials, sponsored the nomination.

Atlanta, Ga. (7/30/2013)

The Brooks Family Farm, located on Silver Shoals Road, Lula vicinity, Banks County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 2013 as a good example of a post-bellum family farm in Banks County.  The property owner sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.  The Brooks Family Farm also received a Georgia Centennial Family Farm Award in 2012.

Atlanta, Ga. (7/2/2013)

Three Georgia communities will receive Round 2 federally-funded grants to conduct historic preservation projects, which will begin in July 2013 and will be completed by September 2014.  A total of $43,500 in Round 1 grants from the FFY2013 Historic Preservation Fund was awarded in May; the Round 2 total is $36,076, bringing the total FFY 2013 award to $79,576.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/14/2013)

The Oconee Hill Cemetery, located at 297 Cemetery Street, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 2013 at the state level of significance as an excellent example of a mid-19th to mid-20th-century garden cemetery.  The Oconee Hills Cemetery Board of Trustees and the Congregation Children of Israel sponsored the nomination.  A consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/14/2013)

The Judge Henry William and Francesca Hopkins House located on Remington Avenue in Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 14, 2013.  The property owner sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/5/2013)

The 63rd Army Air Forces Contract Pilot School (Primary), located at  2700 South Peterson Avenue (U.S. 441), in Douglas, Coffee County, Georgia, was listed at the state level of significance in the National Register of Historic Places on May 14, 2013.  The City of Douglas sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.  The airfield and hangars have served as the Douglas Municipal Airport since the end of World War II. 

Atlanta, Ga. (6/5/2013)

The Lemuel and Mary James House located on James Road, in the James community of Jones County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 14, 2013.  The property owners sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/5/2013)

The John Moore Lazenby House located on Cedar Rock Road, Thomson vicinity, McDuffie County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 2013.  The property owners sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/3/2013)

The 696 Peachtree Street Apartments located on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 2013. The property owners sponsored the nomination and Georgia State University graduate students prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (5/14/2013)

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!"  

Atlanta, Ga. (5/13/2013)

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.

 

Atlanta, Ga. (5/10/2013)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (4/24/2013)

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.

Atlanta, GA (4/4/2013)

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.

Savannah, Ga. (3/4/2013)

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.

Atlanta, Ga. (2/4/2013)

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.

Porterdale, Ga. (1/30/2013)

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.

Social Circle, Ga. (1/30/2013)

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.

Augusta, Ga. (1/16/2013)

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.

 

Vienna, Ga. (1/2/2013)

The Vienna High and Industrial School,  located at 216 9th Street in Vienna, Dooly County was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 19, 2012.  The Dooly County Board of Education sponsored the nomination.

The International Style school, which was built in 1959 to accommodate the increasingly overcrowded Vienna County Training School, is an excellent example of the equalization schools that were built for African-American children throughout the state from 1952 to 1962.

Atlanta, Ga. (10/30/2012)

The Sardis Methodist Church and Cemetery,  located at 3725 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 2012.  The church and cemetery (now known as Sardis United Methodist Church) are located on a relatively quiet five-acre site in the middle of a sprawling urban area of northern Atlanta known as Buckhead.  The Buckhead Heritage Society sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials, with the assistance of the owners.  

Atlanta, Ga. (10/11/2012)

The 2012 Georgia Centennial Farm Awards was held on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. The ceremony began with a reception followed by the awards presentation.  The awards were presented by Georgia Centennial Farms Committee Chair Steven Moffson. Opening remarks were given by: Director Dr. David Crass, Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Director Randy Moore, Georgia National Fair; Commissioner Gary Black, Georgia Department of Agriculture; Commissioner Mark Williams, Georgia Department of Natural Resources; and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.  

Atlanta, Ga. (9/11/2012)

The Alta Vista Cemetery, located on Jones Street southwest of downtown Gainesville in Hall County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 2012.  The nomination is sponsored by the City of Gainesville.  Nomination materials were prepared by the manager of the cemetery.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/10/2012)

The Eastside Historic District, located in the city of West Point, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 2012.  The West Point Historic Preservation Commission sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (8/3/2012)

The Fannin-Cooper Farm, located on Smith Road near Hiram, Paulding County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 2012.  The property owners sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.  This privately-owned property is not open to the public.

Atlanta, Ga. (7/13/2012)

The Willie T. McArthur Farm, located at 165 McArthur Road, Ailey, Montgomery County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 2012.  The property owners sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.  The property was listed at the state level of significance because it is an excellent example of a farm complex with its intact main house, outbuildings, historic landscapes, and intact farm acreage.  This privately-owned property is not open to the public.

Atlanta, Ga. (7/13/2012)

The Dr. Charles and Louise Zattau House, located at 290 Lakeside Drive, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 2012.  The property owners sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.  This privately-owned property is not open to the public.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/9/2012)

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced on June 1, 2012 the winners of the 2012 Downtown Georgia photo contest. 
 

Atlanta, Ga. (6/1/2012)

The Decatur Downtown Historic District,  roughly bordered by N. McDonough Street on the west, East Howard Avenue on the south, Hillyer and Commerce streets on the east, and East Ponce de Leon Avenue on the north, Decatur, DeKalb County was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 23, 2012.  The City of Decatur sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/1/2012)

The Summerville Commercial Historic District, centered on Commerce Street, Georgia Avenue, Washington Avenue, and the railroad corridor, in Summerville, Chattooga County was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 16, 2012.  The city of Summerville and the Summerville Better Hometown Program sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (5/2/2012)

During May, Georgians will join in a nationwide celebration of 2012 National Preservation Month.  “Discovering America’s Hidden Gems" is the national theme of the month-long celebration sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  On May 2, Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation designating May as Georgia Preservation Month.  The theme is “Discovering Georgia’s Hidden Gems.”  

Atlanta, Ga. (4/19/2012)

The Taylor-Brawner House and Brawner Sanitarium,  located at 3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 27, 2012.  The Taylor-Brawner House Foundation staff and volunteers sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (4/19/2012)

The Wynne-Claughton Building, more commonly known as the Carnegie Building, located at 141 Carnegie Way, NW, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 2012.  The property owner sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (4/12/2012)

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the appointment of Dr. Bryan Tucker as Georgia’s State Archaeologist effective April 12, 2012. Tucker joined the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) as the Deputy State Archaeologist and Archaeology Section Chief in March 2010. He succeeds Dr. Dave Crass, who has served as State Archaeologist since 2009 under four commissioners.  Dr. Crass will continue serving as director of HPD.

Atlanta, Ga. (4/10/2012)

Paradise Gardens,  located at 84 Knox Street in Pennville, Chattooga County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 27, 2012.  The property was listed at the national level of significance because it is an exceptional and largely intact example of a 20th-century visionary art environment.  Visionary artists often work on a large scale in an attempt to transform the environment into an alternate world or to transcend the physical world with alternate visions of reality.  The Paradise Gardens Museum sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (4/2/2012)

Ten Georgia communities will be receiving federally funded grants to conduct historic preservation projects, which will begin in May 2012 and will be completed by September 2013.  A total of $87,170 in grants from the FFY2012 Historic Preservation Fund has been awarded this year.

Atlanta, Ga. (3/29/2012)

The Mott-Fox-Huguley House,  located at 2027 6th Avenue, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 12, 2012.  The property owner sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials with assistance from the Historic Columbus Foundation.

Atlanta, Ga. (3/14/2012)

The rich historic culture of Roswell, Ga. will be showcased during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Annual Meeting & Spring Ramble and the Georgia Statewide Preservation Conference, April 19 - 22.

Atlanta, Ga. (2/7/2012)

Farms hold a central role in the heritage of our state, having formed the economic, cultural and family foundation for generations of Georgians.  Some farms have been continuously operating for over 100 years and deserve recognition for their historical importance.

Atlanta, Ga. (2/6/2012)

Oak Hill Cemetery, located along Jefferson Street approximately one-half mile north of downtown Newnan in Coweta County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on January 27, 2012.  Main Street Newnan and the City of Newnan sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (2/6/2012)

The William and Minnie Pearce House, located at 125 Madison Avenue in Decatur, DeKalb County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on January 27, 2012.  The property owners sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.  The house was listed at the local level of significance as a good and intact example of a Craftsman-style bungalow. 

Atlanta, Ga. (1/13/2012)

The Georgia Welcome Center (now the Georgia Visitor Information Center), located on U.S. Highway 301 approximately 16 miles northeast of the county seat of Sylvania in Screven County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 29, 2011.  The center is ¾ of a mile west of the Savannah River and the South Carolina border on a rural U. S. highway that was once a major route between the states.  The property was listed at the state level of significance because it was the first of a series of welcome centers built in Georgia as part of a statewide tourism program begun in the early 1960s.  The nomination was sponsored by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), which also prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (12/20/2011)

The Toccoa Downtown Historic District,  roughly bounded by Alexander Street on the west, Currahee Street on the south, Hill Street on the east, and Savannah Street on the north, in Toccoa, Stephens County was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 2011.  The City of Toccoa sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (11/21/2011)

The Glynn Academy located at 1313 Egmont Street in Brunswick, Glynn County was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 4, 2011.  The Glynn County Board of Education sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials. 

Atlanta, Ga. (11/21/2011)

The Colonel Benjamin Hawkins Gravesite, located in a rural area southwest of Roberta in Crawford County, approximately five miles from Knoxville, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the state level of significance on November 10, 2011.  The Crawford County Historical Society and Crawford County Board of Commissioners sponsored the nomination and a volunteer prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (11/16/2011)

The South Philpot Street Historic District,  roughly bounded by Philpot Street, East Avenue (U.S. Highway 278), East Ware Street, and Park Street in Cedartown, Polk County was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 2, 2011.  The Cedartown Historic Preservation Commission sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (11/16/2011)

The Ponce de Leon Court Historic District,  located a few blocks east of the downtown Decatur square in DeKalb County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 2, 2011.  The city of Decatur and the property owners sponsored the nomination and a consultant prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (11/1/2011)

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced the recent publication of the Preservation Primer:  A Resource Guide for Georgia. 

Atlanta, Ga. (9/21/2011)

The 2011 Georgia Centennial Farm Awards will be held on Friday, October 7, 2011, at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. The ceremony will begin with a luncheon followed by the awards presentation.  This year’s keynote speaker is Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture. 

Atlanta, Ga. (9/6/2011)

The Metter Downtown Historic District, centered on the intersection of Broad Street and Rountree Street in Metter, Candler County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 2011.  The City of Metter sponsored the nomination and the director of Metter’s Better Hometown Program prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (9/6/2011)

The Asbury and Sallie Hodgson House, located on White Street in Dillard, Rabun County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 2011.  The property owner sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.
 

Atlanta, Ga. (6/30/2011)

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), and the Fox Theatre Institute announce that they have jointly awarded five grants totaling $10,000 for heritage tourism theater projects located throughout the state. The partnership grant program was created in response to the increasing interest Georgians have in the preservation and promotion of historic theaters located within their communities. This special Historic Theater Heritage Tourism Grant Program is funded by GDEcD and will be administered by HPD, with technical support from the Fox Theatre Institute.
 

Atlanta, Ga. (6/21/2011)

The Dr. Luther C. and Lucy Hurt Fischer House, located at 4146 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 8, 2011 at the state level of significance. The property owner sponsored the nomination and prepared the nomination materials.

Atlanta, Ga. (6/21/2011)

The Calhoun Downtown Historic District, centered on the intersection of Court Street and Wall Street, Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 8, 2011. The Calhoun Historic Preservation Commission sponsored the nomination. The senior preservation planner for the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission prepared the nomination materials.