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2015 — The Mary Warren Home, 2109 Central Avenue

Mary Warren Home

Address: 2109 Central Avenue

Owner: Privately Owned

 

History and Significance:

Established in 1903, the Mary Warren Home was created to care for indigent women and children. As the need for care continued to grow, the organization was moved to 2109 Central Avenue in the Summerville Historic District in 1915. The property was donated by a member of the Board of Directors of the Mary Warren Home and the building was designed by prominent Augusta architect G. Lloyd Preacher, who was also responsible for many private homes and commercial buildings in the region. The location operated as a home for widowed and indigent women until 1994, and served as a personal care home afterwards. As a contributing resource to the Summerville Historic District and being designed by a well known architect in Augusta, the building needs to be put into the hands of a preservation minded owner who will rehab the property and place it back into use.

 

Threat: Deteriorating, foreclosure, vacant, roof is leaking, property not maintained

Potential Uses: Income producing residential units, student housing, community center, commercial offices

Preservation Tools: 1); A contributing resource in the Summerville Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is therefore eligible for all programs of the National Register which include available grant funds and tax incentives for certified rehabilitations; (2) located in the Summerville Local Historic District which means that any alteration to the exterior, including demolition, should be approved by the Augusta Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission