The Georgia Trust

2013 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

Fontaine Hall
Columbus State University, Columbus, Muscogee County

Constructed in 1895, Fontaine Hall's design is unique in Columbus for the way the architecture mimics the techniques of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan, such as rounded arches and slender pilasters, to accentuate its height. This three-story building originally housed a wholesale boot and shoe business, a dentist's office, a private club and rooms for rent. After sitting vacant and deteriorating since the 1980s, Fontaine Hall was rehabilitated as student apartments for Columbus State University. In addition to employing historic preservation tax credits, this project is seeking LEED certification, bringing the partnership between historic preservation and sustainability ever closer.

 

 

 

 


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