The Georgia Trust

2014 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

Dining Hall
South Georgia State College Douglas, Coffee County

Situated between a new student housing area and the historic campus core, South Georgia State College's circa 1926 dining hall was the ideal site for the college's new dining facility. In 1970 this building was renovated to create classroom space and the only historic material left intact was the building envelope. The recent rehabilitation restored the exterior, replacing the balustrades above the windows and retaining the windows to their historic configuration. The new addition around the rear of the historic dining hall uses a similar profile and materials, though in a modern design which complements and contrasts with both the historic structure and the mid-century buildings nearby. Through this unique rehabilitation and construction, South Georgia State College has been able to return its historic dining hall to its original use in a new century.

 

 

 

 


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