The Georgia Trust


Covington, GA 1885 Music Hall Rehabilitation Rendering
Rendering: Paul Simo, Former Georgia Trust Design Manager

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation offers design and technical assistance to Georgia Main Street cities, as well as to other communities throughout the state, in order to encourage the rehabilitation of historic downtown commercial buildings.

Local Main Street program managers, Regional Development Center conservation planners and building owners can contact the Main Street Design Assistance manager for on- or off-site technical support covering preservation issues and design alternatives. For a modest fee, recommendations can be prepared in the form of conceptual renderings and site plans.

Seminars, workshops, slide presentations and other events are also occasionally coordinated through the Main Street Design Assistance program in order to inform Main Street program directors, design committees, building owners, merchants and the general public about proper downtown design, historic preservation and building rehabilitation and maintenance.

Milledgeville, GA., before (above) and after rehabilitation (below). Photos: Michael Wyatt, former Georgia Trust Design Manager

The Main Street Design Assistance Program is a much utilized service that has become integral to downtown revitalization efforts. Design assistance, in the form of on-site consultations and drawings, has now been provided to more than 2,000 buildings in Georgia's 46 Main Street cities and many others.


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See a complete list of Main Street communities

View Recent Renderings

Main Street Design Assistance FAQ's

Learn More about MSDA

How Main Street Assisted with the Sale of the Bon-Air Hotel

The Public/Private Success Story of Georgia's Main Street Program

Read more about the 2,000th Main Street project


For more information, contact:
Evan Thibeault
Manager, Main Street Design Assistance Program
The Georgia Trust




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