The Georgia Trust

2012 PLACES IN PERIL: W.W. LAW HOUSE

THE STORY
This house is located in the Cuyler-Brownsville Historic District and was the home of Westley Wallace Law. Law was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement for Savannah and served as president of the Savannah chapter of the NAACP for 26 years. The W.W. Law home has strong community support from different stakeholders within the Savannah area and nationwide. The house contains an enormous collection of periodicals, books and other important documentary material whose weight has damaged the structural integrity of the building.

THE THREAT
The property has been vacant for nearly a decade and is suffering from a lack of maintenance and severe structural issues. The home's interior requires extensive rehabilitation.

SOLUTION
Stabilize the building and develop a long range preservation plan for the house.

 

 

 


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