The Georgia Trust


The Mary Ray Memorial School in Coweta County was placed on the Trust's 2009 list of Places in Peril.

With primarily local fundraising and volunteer labor, the Mary Ray Memorial School is an amazing example of a community driven public restoration effort and is a true Places in Peril success story.


View the 2018 list of Places in Peril >>

The Georgia Trust’s Places in Peril program seeks to identify and preserve historic sites threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The list raises awareness about Georgia’s significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes. Through this program, the Trust encourages owners and individuals, organizations and communities to employ preservation tools, partnerships and resources necessary to preserve and utilize selected historic properties in peril.

Historic properties are selected for listing based on several criteria:

  • Sites must be listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or the Georgia Register of Historic Places.
  • Sites must be subject to a serious threat to their existence or historical, architectural and/or archeological integrity.
  • There must be a demonstrable level of community commitment and support for the preservation of listed sites.

Nominations for Places in Peril sites are submitted in June; the top ten designees are selected in the fall.



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