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These are the 10 'places in peril' in Georgia

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation pointed out a list of 10 "places in peril" - sites most at risk of demolition, neglect and more.

ATLANTA — Historic sites are often places where you can step back in time, but some of Georgia's most historic places are in peril, according to one group.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation pointed out a list of 10 "places in peril" - sites most at risk of demolition, neglect and more. 

Two of the 10 are right here in metro Atlanta, including an original piece of historic Atlanta University campus and an elementary school built in the 1960s.

Fountain Hall, originally named Stone Hall, was built in 1882 and remains the most prominent building on the original campus of Atlanta University, founded in 1865 to educate newly-freed slaves. The building was at one time transferred to Morris Brown College and renamed for the the former college president. However, the building was boarded up in 2003 and has suffered both vandalism and weathering over time. 

"Left unattended, the building could face a similar fate to its historic neighbors, Gaines Hall and Furber Cottage, both severely damaged by fire in recent years," the Georgia Trust says.

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The other historic site, Cary Reynolds Elementary School, is also an important marker of architectural style.

According to the group, the building was built in 1961 and "contributes architecturally to the mid-century Northwoods Historic District." It is an early design of mid-century architect John Portman, whose other works include Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency and Peachtree Center.

The building was long slated for SPLOST funding to help with maintenance, the Georgia Trust says, but without the proper funding to improve the building for students and faculty, advocates fear the school will be abandoned and demolished. 

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has issued a list of "places in peril" for the last 15 years in the hopes that it will draw attention to those sites at risk of being forgotten and help preserve them, like it did for an 1848 Tudor-Gothic style church and one of the oldest houses in DeKalb County. 

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This year's group of sites at "peril" include several churches and schools, and are listed below: 

1. Antioch Baptist Church in Crawfordville - Taliaferro County
2. Asbury United Methodist Church in Savannah - Chatham County
3. Cary Reynolds Elementary School in Doraville - DeKalb County
4. Central State Hospital in Milledgeville - Baldwin County
5. Fountain (Stone) Hall in Atlanta - Fulton County
6. Heritage Park in Griffin - Spalding County
7. John Nelson Deming Home in Valdosta - Lowndes County
8. Masonic Lodge #238 in Dalton - Whitfield County
9. Nolan Crossroads in Bostwick - Morgan County
10. Rose Hill School in Porterdale - Newton County


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