Researching Your Historic Property


If you live in or own a historic building, chances are there’s some interesting history behind it. If you’re the type of person who wants to have a more personal connection with the building you live or work in, there are multiple resources at your disposal! Here are some starting points:

General
Documenting a Property in Georgia, from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Athens Tax Assessor’s Office, a good source for tax records, deed history, etc.
Historical Maps of Athens and Clarke County
Athens City Directories from the Digital Library of Georgia
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps from the Digital Library of Georgia. Search your property by address.
Athens Historic Newspapers Archive
Clarke County listings in the National Register of Historic Places

Architectural Styles
The following are good resources for having a better understanding of the architectural style of your building, courtesy of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources:
House Types in Georgia
Residential Architectural Styles in Georgia
Store Types in Georgia