Madison City Hall

Madison - Morgan County

The Historic Madison City Hall, constructed in 1938, underwent a transformative rehabilitation to preserve its Colonial Revival charm while modernizing it as a municipal facility. The project meticulously restored character-defining features, including original windows, fanlights and the 14-foot ceilings, returning the floor plan to its original design. The exterior received updates, such as cleaning and reinstallation of the historic slate roof, tuck-pointing and the creation of a new handicap-accessible entrance. The project also addressed crucial drainage issues, preventing basement flooding. This SPLOST-funded initiative not only revived the physical structure but rekindled community connections, with City Hall holding cherished memories as a vital part of Madison’s history for over 80 years.

The Michael L. Starr Award was created in 2020 in memory of Mike Starr, former Board Chair of the Georgia Trust and the Georgia Cities Foundation. This award honors the rehabilitation of a downtown historic building which best exemplifies the highest standards of historic rehabilitation and has a significant impact on the downtown of the city in which it is located.