Preservation in the News


10/4/17: Flagpole Magazine’s  story on efforts to rehabilitate and find a new use for the historic American Legion Post on Magnolia Ave.

7/17/17: The Athens-Banner Herald provides an update on the Envision Athens project.

7/15/17: The Red and Black reports on ACHF’s 50th Anniversary

1/17/17: Creature Comforts brewery will expand into the historic Southern Mills building, as reported by Flagpole Magazine.

Flagpole Magazine coverage of 2016 ACHF Heritage Walks program:
9/21/16: Historic Cobbham
11/16/16: Oconee Hill Cemetery
11/23/16: Buena Vista
11/23/16: Pulaski Heights

8/3/16: Flagpole  reports on the sensitive rehabilitation of the historic Southern Cotton Oil building on Pulaski Street.

6/21/16: The Athens-Banner Herald reports on new strategies by ACHF and the Athens Historic Preservation Commission on how to address demolition permits.

4/6/16: The Athens Banner-Herald and Flagpole both have reports on a meeting of residents, developers, city planners, and ACHF staff to discuss infill development concerns in the Five Points neighborhood.

3/30/16: The Athens Banner-Herald and Flagpole have coverage of the teardown trend and out-of-scale infill around Athens, specifically the Five Points neighborhood.

3/25/16: The Athens Banner-Herald reports on ACHF’s Brown Bag luncheon that covered the topic of solar installations in historic districts.

2/4/16: South Kitchen + Bar is Restoring The Georgian Ballroom – Flagpole (story covers ACHF membership event) 

1/24/16: 200 acres of untouched land off Atlanta Highway gets restoration – Athens Banner-Herald 

1/20/16: Athens Residents Air Infill Housing Concerns – Flagpole (includes mention of ACHF’s recent brown bag lunch with the Athens Downtown Development Authority)

1/14/16: Athens-Clarke commission vote allows Wuxtry renovation to proceed – Athens Banner-Herald

1/12/16: Intown residents, others briefed on strategies for dealing with infill housing – Athens Banner-Herald 

1/8/16: Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Director wants former house of Drive-By Truckers’ frontman left onsite – Athens Banner-Herald

12/15/15: The Athens Banner-Herald reports on human remains found on UGA campus during excavation for Baldwin Hall expansion, adjacent to National Register-listed Old Athens Cemetery.

11/24/15: ACHF Walking Tour of Pulaski Heights Leads to New Mural by Art Rosenbaum – Flagpole

11/4/15: Flagpole reports on the tiny house trend, including how historic district regulations impact their construction.

10/14/15: The Athens Banner-Herald reports on a downtown facade improvement project for an iconic Athens building.

9/18/15: Flagpole gives an update on Prince Ave. officially becoming part of the the Complete Streets Program.

9/15/15: Just down the street from the Firehall, developments are in the works for the historic St. Joe’s Catholic Church property. Regular updates are in the Flagpole.

9/11/15: In a story reminiscent of local efforts to save UGA’s Rutherford Hall, Georgia State faces opposition over the planned demolition of the Bell Building in downtown Atlanta. The story is in the GSU Signal.

8/26/15: Flagpole offers an update on Chase Street and it’s potential inclusion in the Complete Street Program. Much like Prince Ave., Chase St. includes many historic properties and bypasses the Southern Mills property.

7/28/15: Student paper The Red & Black offers their take on the student housing boom occurring downtown.

6/21/15: New student housing is changing the face of downtown Athens. The Athens Banner-Herald follows the ongoing construction.