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Decatur Historic Preservation Commission honors five local renovation projects with awards

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Decatur Historic Preservation Commission honors five local renovation projects with awards


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Last month, the city of Decatur and the Decatur Historic Preservation Commission held the 2018 Decatur Design Awards ceremony at City Hall, honoring five locations throughout the city.

According to a city newsletter, the event recognized outstanding projects in Decatur in the categories of historic preservation, additions, commercial construction, residential construction, sustainability and energy efficiency, landscape and public/institutional buildings.

The Historic Preservation Commission was established to “ensure that renovations and new construction in Decatur’s five local historic districts are consistent with the character of those districts,” the newsletter said. Those districts currently include McDonough-Adams-King’s Highway, Ponce De Leon Court,  Old Decatur, Parkwood and Clairemont.

Additionally, the Preservation Commission works to educate residents about historic preservation and assists neighborhoods interested in local district designation.

The design awards recognize projects of all types, including historic preservation but also encompassing new construction.

The Preservation Commission recognized the following properties.

Photo obtained via the city of Decatur

  • 159 Avery Street – Residential Historic Rehabilitation
  • 312 Church Street (Steel City Pops) – Commercial Historic Rehabilitation
  • 154 E. Parkwood Road – Residential Historic Rehabilitation
  • 818 S. McDonough Street – New Residential Infill
  • 321 W. Hill Street (Scout) – Commercial Historic Rehabilitation


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