The Georgia Trust

2012 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

WAYNESBORO HIGH SCHOOL
Waynesboro, Burke County

The Waynesboro High School building was constructed circa 1936. The building was abandoned by 2000 and vandalism soon ensued, creating a blight on the neighborhood. Local residents and preservation commission members sought to save the community landmark from demolition by seeking development companies to rehabilitate the building. It is now a senior living facility with individual apartments in each of the original classrooms. The rehabilitated building maintains historic interior features including hallway cubbies, coat-hooks, wainscoting and even chalkboards. Additionally, energy efficiency and "green" building technologies were used throughout the project, resulting in EarthCraft certification.

 

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