Historic preservationists say an Atlanta neighborhood known as a refuge for successful African-Americans is in danger of demolition. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is listing Atlanta's Sweet Auburn district in its annual list of "Places in Peril."
Georgia preservationists are highlighting the economic benefits of renovation as they release their annual list of "Places in Peril." The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list focuses on 10 places throughout the state they deem "endangered," either from neglect or demolition plans. The Trust's Mark McDonald says, historic rehabilitation creates jobs.
Officials with the National Park Service have unveiled their plans for what to do with seven properties. The properties were once private. But now they've come into NPS control. One historic home could become a public education center. But some want to keep it private because they believe NPS can't keep it up.
National Park Service officials say, they won't let people stay in historic homes on Cumberland Island. Leasing the homes is a point of contention at the National Seashore. Wilderness advocates want fewer people living on the island. Historic preservationists, however, worry, the Park Service doesn't have the resources to keep the homes in good condition.
Former Capricorn Records studio is purchased by developers. Plans call for a recording studio, museum, and loft apartments. Studio is where the Allman Brothers, Marhall Tucker, and Charlie Daniels once recorded.