Waynesboro historic district noted

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Georgia’s historic preservation program passed a major milestone recently with the addition of Waynesboro’s Historic District as the 2,000th Georgia listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The town’s historic district is significant in several areas including architecture, community planning and development, politics/government, commerce, industry and African American heritage. Its architectural significance derives from its representative collection of commercial buildings that reflect design and construction traditions commonly found in Georgia town.

The National Register is the federal government’s official list of historic buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts worthy of preservation.

A celebration, sponsored by the City of Waynesboro and the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will be held on May 13 on the steps of the Burke County courthouse in Waynesboro. The public is invited.

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