In a news release Wednesday, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation in Midtown announced its 2013 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.
The list includes two Atlanta landmarks: Candler Park Golf Course in DeKalb County and the Sweet Auburn Commercial District near downtown. The other sites are: Tift Warehouse in Albany, Dobbins Mining Landscape and Stilesboro Academy, both in Bartow County; Cave Spring Log Cabin in Floyd County; Monticello Commercial Building in Jasper County; Lexington Presbyterian Church in Oglethorpe County; the Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta and the Traveler’s Rest State Historic Site in Toccoa.
“This is the Trust’s eighth annual Places in Peril list,” said Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Trust. “We hope the list will continue to bring preservation action to Georgia’s imperiled historic resources by highlighting 10 representative sites.”
Places in Peril 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.
Through Places in Peril, the trust will encourage owners and individuals, organizations and communities to employ proven preservation tools, financial resources and partnerships in order to reclaim, restore and revitalize historic properties that are in peril.
The trust will premiere its 2013 list at a reception tonight (Wednesday) at Rhodes Hall at 1516 Peachtree St., Midtown. The evening’s activities, which begin at 6 p.m., will include remarks by McDonald.