The Georgia Trust

2013 PLACES IN PERIL: MONTICELLO COMMERCIAL BUILDING

 

THE STORY
In 1887 the Covington & Macon Railroad completed a stretch of tracks connecting Macon to Monticello. That same year N.B. White replaced an older wooden structure with this large masonry building on Monticello's square where he operated N.B. White & Co. for several years. The building served as a merchandise company, general store, and more recently, a hair and beauty supply store.

THE THREAT
The building's roof and rear wall are significantly damaged. Efforts have been made to temporarily mitigate these problems, but a full rehabilitation is required.

THE STRATEGY
Evaluate a 2009 building assessment to determine the cost of necessary stabilization work, including repairing the roof and rebuilding the rear wall. Work locally with various partners to find donated time, materials or funds to put towards stabilizing the building. Find a suitable occupant so the building can become a catalyst for other development in downtown Monticello.

 

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