From the restored White County Courthouse in Cleveland to the lighthouse on St. Simon's Island, from a restored African-American school house in Cartersville to an 1805 Jeffersonian-Classicism house near Macon, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is saving our landmarks.
A Georgia Trust, part of GPB's Georgia Legacy Collection, reveals the artistry and craftsmanship of our state's historic buildings, and highlights the efforts of thousands of Georgians who are working to preserve the legacy of these structures.
"Preservation brings people together from all areas of the community to celebrate place, to celebrate who people are, where they lived, how they lived their lives," explains Greta Terrell of the Georgia Trust. "It gives us a sense of who we are to understand our past a little better."
GPB Producer Mike Britt and his crew traveled across the state to spotlight historic preservation efforts and celebrate successes. Remarkable archival photos of Thomasville, Americus, Covington, Summerhill Community of Atlanta, and the McDaniel Tichenor House in Monroe showcase the variety and artistry of preservation efforts across Georgia.