The Georgia Trust

2013 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

Metter High School Building
Metter, Candler County

Built in 1921, the old Metter High School served as an educational institution until 1997. The Board of Education continued to own the Neoclassical building, using it primarily for storage until deeding it to the Candler Historical Society in 2002. Various public and private grants helped fund the rehabilitation of this neglected building. In addition to labor provided by Historical Society members, the Georgia Department of Corrections, in collaboration with the City of Metter, provided supplemental labor forces. The building, which was restored following the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, now houses the Candler County Regional Museum and Arts Education Learning Center, continuing its legacy of educating those who pass through its doors.

 

 

 

 


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