The Georgia Trust

2014 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

Sparta Railroad Freight Building
Sparta, Hancock County

This late 19th century warehouse is adjacent to the Sparta train depot and originally stored cotton and other freight for the railroad in the then-bustling City of Sparta. Through The Georgia Trust's Revolving Fund, Robert and Suzy Currey purchased the property with intentions of using the space to further their mission of infusing new life into the town. During the rehabilitation, bricks were repointed, the freight office rehabilitated, historically appropriate windows were installed, and the cinder-block-enclosed porch was reopened. The Curreys, who also have a passion of organic farming, partnered with a like-minded soul and began a mushroom growing operation in the building. Mushrooms are grown in freestanding, climate-controlled tents within the large open interior, and the restored front porch now hosts a local farmer's market.

 

 

 

 


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