The mission of Historic Augusta, Inc. is to preserve historically or architecturally significant sites in Augusta and Richmond County, Georgia.
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FREE Tours, FREE Refreshments, and FREE Victorian Children’s Crafts at the Wilson House this Saturday December 7!
Bank of America is honored to present the Museum Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10 am-5 pm where you can enjoy free admission to five downtown museums and cultural attractions. At the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, 419 7th Street, you can enjoy the museum decorated for the holidays, sip hot cider, taste period appropriate cookies and make FREE Victorian children’s crafts. Call 706-724-0436 for more information. Other institutions taking part in the Museum Holiday Open House include: Morris Museum of Art, Augusta Museum of History, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta.
Thank you to everyone who came to the November 21, 2013 Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) meeting to oppose the demolition of the Antebellum Court House Annex at 527 Telfair Street and the location and design of the proposed new Augusta IT Building. Historic Augusta is pleased that the revised site plan for the new IT building will no longer include the total demolition of the Antebellum Courthouse Annex building. Only the northern additions will be removed, leaving the main building intact. The Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission has again tabled the application regarding the construction and design of the new IT building until the December 2013 meeting. Follow these links to view the updated Augusta IT Building design presented at the November 21 HPC meeting: East and South elevations, West and North elevations. Click here for more information and a press release sent prior to the November 21 HPC meeting..
Tickets available now for To Soothe the Soul: Concerts to Benefit Union Baptist Church. The second concert in the series will be held on February 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Follow this link for more information or call 706-724-0436.
2013 Endangered Properties List Owner: Privately Owned History and Significance: The original Bon Air Hotel that was built in 1889 and consumed by fire February 3, 1921. The large Spanish Revival architectural masterpiece that sits on the hillside of the Summerville Historic District opened January 29, 1924 … Read more
2013 Endangered Properties List Owner: Haines Alumni Association Occupant: Richmond County Board of Education History and Significance: The Cauley-Wheeler Building, completed in 1924, is located in the center of the campus of Lucy C. Laney Comprehensive High School. This historic … Read more
Properties for Sale
$59,000 This Queen Anne home was built in the 1890s by Patrick H. Rice, a leading citizen and Catholic layman who served on many committees for the betterment of the Augusta community. This is a fine example of this architectural … Read more
Constructed in 1933 by Scroggs and Ewing, this Art Moderne style building was named in honor of John Sheldon Davidson, who is considered the father of public education in Richmond County. The building has been vacant since 1997 when it … Read more