The Georgia Trust

2014 PLACES IN PERIL: HAWKINSVILLE FIREHOUSE, HAWKINSVILLE, PULASKI COUNTY

THE STORY
As a contributing property to Hawkinsville's Commercial and Industrial Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hawkinsville Firehouse was constructed in 1917. The fire engine and other pertinent equipment were stored on the first floor; the second floor was home to the fire chief and his family until 1960. From 1960 until a new firehouse was built in 1975, the second floor of the firehouse was used as office space.

THE THREAT
Vacant since 1975, the fire house suffers from deterioration due to neglect and deferment of maintenance resulting from a lack of funding. Despite efforts made by the community to stabilize the structure, it displays evidence of brick spalling and deterioration, as well as severe damage to the roof and soffits.

THE STRATEGY
Enhance community support in collaboration with the Historic Firehouse Committee to source and secure funds to execute the vision of establishing the firehouse as a welcome center/trailhead for the Enduring Farmlands Scenic Byway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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