The Georgia Trust

2013 PRESERVATION AWARDS: CHAIRMAN'S AWARD

Sallie Davis House
Milledgeville, Baldwin County

After graduating from Atlanta University in 1899, Sallie Ellis Davis moved to this modest house in Milledgeville and began her lifelong career of educating African American children. Ms. Davis tutored and taught life skills from this house, inspiring generations of Milledgeville's underprivileged youth. Following Davis's death in 1950, the house remained a residence until it was purchased by the University System of Georgia in 1989. After falling into serious disrepair and being added to The Georgia Trust's 2009 Places in Peril list, the Sallie Ellis Davis House was stabilized and fully restored under the leadership of Georgia College and State University and in partnership with Garbutt Construction. The house now serves as the Sallie Ellis Davis African American Cultural Center owned and operated by Georgia College and State University.

 

 

 

 


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