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2012 PLACES IN PERIL: ORANGE HALL

 

THE STORY
Built sometime between 1829 and 1839, this Greek Revival home is located near the ferry landing that takes visitors to Cumberland Island and is an iconic building for the City of St. Marys. The building was purchased by the City in 1965 and has been used as a museum since then. The City would like to continue providing funds for the building's restoration and maintenance, but it is currently overextended financially and is postponing repairs to the building.

THE THREAT
The building is in need of exterior and interior repairs that include several structural problems. Orange Hall operates as a house museum but creates little revenue.

SOLUTION
The City needs a plan that creates revenue for the building's restoration and ongoing maintenance.

 

 

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