The Georgia Trust

2016 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN REHABILITATION

LAMAR LOFTS
Macon, Bibb County

The Lamar Lofts building is an excellent example of a Victorian-era commercial building that was originally the home to Lamar & Sons Drug House and later served as doctors' offices, clothing stores and restaurants. The masonry building features a restored ground-floor commercial storefront with loft apartments above. Many details were preserved during rehabilitation, including historic wood floors and exposed post and beam framing. Alterations, including new windows in the residential lofts, were made with careful consultation with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division to ensure the rehabilitation met the Secretary of Interior's Standards. The Lamar Lofts are now attracting new residents and increasing the capacity for new businesses in Macon.


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