Tue., October 22, 2013 1:26pm (EDT)

Georgia Trust Lists Imperiled Places
By Orlando Montoya
Updated: 9 months ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
(photo by Halston Pitman and Motorsports Media courtesy of Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation)
(photo by Halston Pitman and Motorsports Media courtesy of Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation)
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is looking to turn around the fortunes of historic sites.

The Trust's annual Places in Peril list aims to marshal resources to protect historic sites threatened by development or neglect.

The group's Mark McDonald says this year's list includes a Pulaski County fire house with severe roof damage.

"This is an older building, built in 1917, very charming, and this could be a small theater," McDonald says. "It could be an art gallery or community center. So, there's one that is looking for a new use."

The Trust lists 10 sites, including a Taliferro County church, a Whitfield County rail depot, a Dodge County school and the Pierce County site of a Civil War prison camp.

McDonald says the sites all hold the potential both to save history and spur economic activity.