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POSTED: April 30, 2012 7:00 a.m.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2013 list of Places in Peril, an annual accounting of the state’s 10 most endangered historic places. The list is designed to raise awareness about Georgia’s significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The submission deadline is Monday, June 4; the list will be announced in October.

The Trust will provide preservation assistance to each of the 2013 Places in Peril.

Criteria:

Historic properties are selected for listing based on several criteria:

Sites must be listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or the Georgia Register of Historic Places.
Sites must be subject to a serious threat to their existence or historical, architectural and/or archeological integrity.

There must be a demonstrable level of community commitment and support for the preservation of listed sites.

How to nominate site:

Please visit www.GeorgiaTrust.org for a nomination form. Additional information about past Places in Peril sites can also be found on our website. Nominations must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than Monday, June 4.

Sites that have been placed on previous years’ lists have included: the Cowen House in Acworth, which was sold and rehabilitated through The Georgia Trust’s Revolving Fund program; the Wren’s Nest, home of folklore writer Joel Chandler Harris in Atlanta, which has undergone extensive restoration since its 2007 listing; Bibb Mill in Columbus, which was destroyed by fire just weeks after it was placed on the 2009 list; Old Hawkinsville High School in Pulaski County, which won a Preservation Award from the Trust in 2011; and Mary Ray Memorial School in Coweta County, which won a Preservation Award from the Trust in 2012.

Founded in 1973, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country’s largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations. The Trust is committed to preserving and enhancing Georgia’s communities and their diverse historic resources for the education and enjoyment of all.

The Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia’s “10 Places in Peril.” The Trust helps revitalize downtowns by providing design and technical assistance in 102 Georgia Main Street cities; trains Georgia’s teachers in 63 Georgia school systems to engage students in discovering state and national history through their local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts.

To learn more about The Georgia Trust and the Preservation Awards, visit www.georgiatrust.org.

 

 

 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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