The Georgia Trust

2013 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

Henry-Cohen House
Augusta, Richmond County

The beautiful Italianate Henry-Cohen House was built in 1853 and primarily served as a residence. By the 2000s it had fallen into serious disrepair and was placed on Historic Augusta's 2009 Endangered Properties List. In 2011 the house was purchased by two preservation-minded developers after the city had condemned the building. Working in partnership with Historic Augusta, the developers used state and federal historic preservation tax credits to convert the three-story single-family home into apartments. The impact on the historic Greene St. neighborhood has been profound, providing an excellent example of how historic preservation can revitalize a community and enhance its pride of place.

 

 

 

 


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