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A Feast of History: Chatham County Marches to the National Register Once Again

August 29, 2013
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Typical Pine Gardens Streetscape (Photograph by Charlie Miller, HPD)

A Feast of History: Chatham County Marches to the National Register Once Again

Two individual buildings and two full neighborhoods in Chatham County were unanimously supported by the Georgia National Register Review Board to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.  The Bordley Cottage-Beach View Hotel on Tybee and the Drayton Arms Apartments were the two individual nominations.  Kensington Park-Groveland Historic District and Pine Gardens Historic District were the two neighborhoods.  All the nominations expand our traditional sense of historical significance to include the likes of hotels and beach architecture, FHA-approved mixed-use apartment houses, mid-century architecture, working-class housing, and even the first neighborhood in Savannah to include an automobile-based shopping plaza.  It was my pleasure to write the nomination for Pine Gardens, with the assistance of long-time neighborhood residents and many students over several years, as well as to be on the review board to support these fine nominations overall.

While Chatham County received the lion’s share of attention, other nominations included the Suwanee Historic District, the William and Jane Levitt House in Macon, and the Riverside Club-Magnolia Club in West Point.  These are all fine structures with fascinating stories and richly deserve your visits and attention.  If I have learned one thing from my multiple terms on the review board, it is just how interesting a state we have–if you get off the interstates!

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