The Georgia Trust

2013 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

Ware Hotel
Waycross, Ware County

Until its recent rehabilitation, it seemed Waycross's Ware Hotel would suffer the common fate of outdated historic hotel buildings across Georgia - vacancy and deterioration. However, the rehabilitation of this 1929 building presents a marvelous example of a project that successfully re-purposed an existing building to meet the changing needs of its community. The deterioration of the building was significant and its rehabilitation required upgrades necessary to meet modern standards for a residential building in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Even so, this rehabilitation tax credit project took great care to recapture many of the building's historic architectural features inside and out. The hotel now offers 35 apartment units for low income families and is playing an integral role in the revitalization of downtown Waycross.

 

 

 

 


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