Force-Jackson House

Augusta - Richmond County

This high-style Italianate house has changed hands in ownership and use many times since it was first constructed in 1853. Initially built as a single-family home, the house began to serve as a YWCA for the Augusta community in 1916, and by 1993 as the Saint Stephen’s Ministries for AIDS patients. In 2019, a rehabilitation effort commenced, shifting the use of the home once again with its transformation into twelve apartments. The project, which utilized historic tax credits, preserved the historic floors, windows, doors, mantles and exterior elements. The original floor plan remains largely intact, with modifications for modern living. This preservation project complements nearby developments, providing appealing, fully renovated housing to support the downtown area’s revitalization.

Excellence in Rehabilitation Awards recognize projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value.