The Georgia Trust

2013 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN RESTORATION

Pin Point Heritage Museum
Savannah, Chatham County

Housed in the old A.S. Varn & Sons Oyster Factory, the primary economic engine of this tight-knit African American community through much of the 1900s, the Pin Point Heritage Museum interprets the history of Pin Point and the Gullah culture. Community involvement was key to the museum's development. Much of the site's multi-building restoration was guided by modern technology. The project called for stabilizing historic concrete buildings, which were sinking into the surrounding marsh, roof replacement, and allowances for ADA accessibility. In order to be used as a cultural museum with exhibits, the project included adding UV protection to the windows, insulation in the roofs, and a geothermal system to control the interior climate quietly and naturally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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