The Georgia Trust

2012 PLACES IN PERIL: MT. ZION CHURCH

 

THE STORY
Located in Hancock County, approximately seven miles north of the town of Sparta, this 1813 Greek revival building is all that remains of the once-thriving community of Mount Zion. The former Presbyterian Church is owned by the Sparta-Hancock County Historical Society, which would like to rent it to create revenue for future maintenance of the building.

THE THREAT
Mount Zion Church needs exterior and interior repairs. Its remote location makes it particularly susceptible to vandalism. The building has neither restroom facilities nor electricity.

SOLUTION
Complete necessary repairs to the church to make it marketable to renters. Determine ways to provide security and generate revenue to pay for future repairs and maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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