The Georgia Trust

2012 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

GEORGIA THEATRE
Athens, Clarke County

After a fire gutted this Athens landmark in 2009, the future of the Georgia Theatre looked bleak. The owner, already in the process of restoring it, was determined to bring the theater back to life. Through a partnership with The Georgia Trust, donations were accepted for rehabilitation efforts. The interior was reconstructed to be much the same as the original, and the soot-covered brick walls were left exposed as a reminder of the devastating fire. ADA necessities and rooftop additions for office space and a café were added, providing much-needed additional income to the property. The Athens community, as well as numerous UGA alumni and music lovers, are grateful to have the beloved landmark back and looking so good.

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