The Tift Depot in Albany is one of five remaining antebellum brick rail depots in Georgia. Thanks to its spot on the Georgia Trust’s 2012 Places in Peril, the depot is receiving publicity that could help with restoration.
Changes could be on the way at the site of the Masters golf tournament, Augusta National Golf Club. Plans filed with the city show the club intends to demolish part of the current clubhouse and an adjacent building to clear the way for a new, two-level structure.
A group of residents has formed to oppose plans to demolish the Granite Hotel in the northeast Georgia town of Winder. The residents plan to speak against the plans during a city council meeting Tuesday. City leaders say that maintaining the building has been expensive.
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.
A jail expansion project in the Brunswick historic district is dead. For years, the specter of a larger jail downtown fueled a bitter controversy as city and county leaders sparred over where best to expand the jail. After three lawsuits and an election, officials have narrowed the site search.
Archaeologists have discovered the site of the original lightkeeper's house on Georgia's Sapelo Island. The building housed generations of lightkeepers and their families starting in 1820 until its collapse in a hurricane in 1898. The location of the sand-covered ruins hadn't been known for almost a hundred years.