The Georgia Trust

2014 PLACES IN PERIL: GRIFFIN CITY HALL, GRIFFIN, SPALDING COUNTY

THE STORY
Griffin City Hall was built in 1910 in the Beaux Arts style. Designed by Atlanta architect Haralson Bleckley, the building served several municipal purposes, including as a fire station, courtroom and city hall. The building is located within the boundaries of Griffin's historic commercial district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

THE THREAT
Prior to being vacated several years ago, the building's interior was altered several times to adjust to the changing needs of the city. The structure has withstood extensive damage to its windows, brick fa├žade and roof. Currently home to birds and other pests, the interior has significant water and plaster damage. The building is currently for sale and developers are being sought.

THE STRAGEGY
Assist the City of Griffin with promoting responsible rehabilitation, making use of existing environmental impact studies, and encourage mixed use development of the space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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