Thu., November 5, 2009 11:27am (EST)

Georgia Trust Names Endangered Sites
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 5 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
The Ritz Theatre in Thomaston, GA. (photo courtesy of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation)
The Ritz Theatre in Thomaston, GA. (photo courtesy of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation)
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has put ten places across the state on their annual list of threatened historic sites. The annual, "Places in Peril" list spotlights properties at risk for demolition. It also includes places that are not being maintained, as well as those suffering as a result of bad public policy or new development.

The properties that made the list are; Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Paradise Gardens in Summerville, Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Canton Grammar School in Canton, Leake Archeological Site in Cartersville, Dorchester Academy in Midway, the Old Dodge County Jail in Eastman, the Ritz Theatre in Thomaston, Herndon Plaza in Atlanta, and the old Capricorn Records Recording Studio in Macon where the Allman Brothers recorded much of their music.

Being placed on the list means the properties become eligible for on-site preservation assistance from the Georgia Trust. Officials say it is also designed to raise public awareness about the many significant historic sites located here in Georgia.