The Georgia Trust

2012 PLACES IN PERIL: HISTORIC LIBERTY STREET

THE STORY
As part of the Milledgeville National Register Historic District, Liberty Street contains some of the best preserved and unique examples of ante- and post-bellum architecture within the city. Notable examples include The Homestead and The Orme-Sallie House, constructed with elements of the Federal and Greek Revival styles. These large private residences are noteworthy for their quality of detail, design, and historic character.

THE THREAT
Many locals are concerned that these single family homes will be converted into student housing, losing their historic fabric and perhaps falling into disrepair. Currently there are several homes for sale on Liberty Street. Existing city ordinances are designed to dissuade the conversion to multi-family homes, but residents of Liberty Street believe that the legislation contains too many loopholes.

SOLUTION
Work with Milledgeville's Historic Preservation Commission to refine the city ordinances to ensure that these structures located on Liberty Street remain as single family dwellings.


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