Augusta gets historic preservation grant

Augusta is among 10 Georgia communities chosen to receive federal grants for historic preservation projects.


The local project, for which $12,000 will be allocated, will be used to update a historic resources survey of the Summerville National Register Historic District, Phase 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division, a state agency that distributes the funds.

A total of $77,280 in grants from Historic Preservation Fund are being awarded this year for projects that include resource surveys, a statewide cemetery conference, a cemetery ground penetrating radar survey, groundwater analysis for a pre-Civil War house museum, condition assessment reports for Civil War monuments, and several information/education initiatives.

Other recipients are:

City of Atlanta--$13,685 for Civil War monuments conditions assessment reports and documentation.
City of Bainbridge--$2,400 to produce a historic sites walking/driving tour brochure.
City of Dalton--$3,720 for an analytic study of groundwater at the historic Hamilton House.
City of Decatur- $10,660 for a statewide cemetery conference
City of Douglasville--$12,000 for an update and additions to the historic resources survey of the downtown historic district and the Lois Cotton Mill Village area.
City of Hawkinsville-- $7,302 for a historic sites walking/driving tour brochure, audiovisual materials, and signage.
City of Kennesaw-- $3,500 for a historic district information brochure.
City of Thomasville-- $5,413 for a ground penetrating radar survey of the Old Cemetery.
City of Tifton-- $6,600 for residential historic district way-finding and informational signage






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