Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation names 10 sites to 2018 Places in Peril list

Underground Savannah
As Georgia's oldest European-settled city, Savannah's array of underground archaeological sites is vast and diverse. (Photo courtesy Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation)

ATLANTA — The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation named 10 places across Georgia, including Underground Savannah, to this year’s Places in Peril list.

The group issues the annual list to raise awareness about historic, archaeological and cultural resources statewide that are threatened by demolition or neglect.

Sites on the 2018 list are:

  • A.J. Gillen Department Store in Maxeys (Oglethorpe County)
  • Bibb City Elementary School in Columbus (Muscogee County)
  • Cuthbert Water Tower in Cuthbert (Randolph County)
  • Fire Station No. 2 in Rome (Floyd County)
  • Fort Valley Freight Depot in Fort Valley (Peach County)
  • Foster-Thomason-Miller House in Madison (Morgan County)
  • Kit Jones Vessel constructed on Sapelo Island (McIntosh County)
  • National Library Bindery Company in Atlanta (Fulton County)
  • Olmsted Linear Park Properties in Atlanta (DeKalb County)
  • Underground Savannah (Chatham County)

“This is the Trust’s thirteenth annual Places in Peril list,” Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, said in a news release. “We hope the list will continue to bring preservation solutions to Georgia’s imperiled historic resources by highlighting ten representative sites.”

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Sightseers’ Delight started publishing in June 2016. The site, published by The DeFeo Groupe, collects and curates content about places where historical events large and small happened. The site builds off the legacy of The Travel Trolley, which launched in June 2009. The site aimed to be a virtual version of the trolley tours offered in so many cities.

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