The Georgia Trust

2013 PRESERVATION AWARDS: STEWARDSHIP

Massie Heritage Center
Savannah, Chatham County

Construction of the Massie School was completed in 1856, staking its claim as the first free public school in Georgia; it continued to function as such until 1974. Still owned and maintained by the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, the Massie School building reopened its doors in 1977 as a teaching museum for history and architecture. A recent extensive rehabilitation project involved much needed conservation of historic fabric and correction of deteriorating structural conditions. The Massie Heritage Center is, in both its building and its mission, a testament to public education and historic preservation and will hopefully continue to excel at interpreting the many aspects of Savannah's history for decades to come.

 

 

 

 


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