With all the holiday traveling, etc., I missed the Places in Peril list for 2008.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2008 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.
Sites on the list include: the Meriwether County Jail in Greenville; the A.L. Miller Senior High School for Girls in Macon; the Old Clinton Historic District in Gray; the Spencer House in Columbus; the UGA Marine Institute Greenhouse and Administration Building on Sapelo Island; the Trinity C.M.E. Church in Augusta; the Adam-Strain Building in Darien; the Sunbury Historic Colonial Town Site; the Cockspur Island Lighthouse in Tybee Island; and, The Castle in Atlanta.
I’m a big believer in historic preservation, but I prefer it when businesses do it. I like to see tax incentives for businesses to get involved in fixing up places. The A. L. Miller Senior High School for Girls in Macon is one such place. It’s a beautiful facility that the school board shut down, for cause, a while back. The neighborhood isn’t great. But doggone it’s a beautiful building with potential.