Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue Landmark on New List of Endangered Historic Places

This is the 18th year that the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, which advocates for the preservation and revitalization of Georgia’s diverse historic resources, has created a list, “designed to raise awareness of Georgia’s significant historical, archaeological and cultural resources. , including buildings, structures, neighborhoods, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or unresponsive public policy.

“We hope the list will continue to provide preservation solutions to Georgia’s endangered historic resources by highlighting ten representative sites,” said Trust CEO Mark C. McDonald.

In addition to Beulah Grove Lodge, the list, released Wednesday, also includes:

  • 229 Auburn Ave. in Atlanta: Built in 1908, the building was the longtime base of Atlanta Life Insurance, but over the years it has served as the headquarters of several black-owned businesses such as a restaurant, a funeral home, a college of beauty, an accounting school, a tailor and the Atlanta Dance Theatre. The building was largely destroyed in 2008 when a series of tornadoes tore through Auburn Avenue. Developers, who want to build a multi-millionaire affordable housing complex on the site, fighting with local conservatives who want to keep it standing.
  • Chickamauga Masonic Lodge No. 221 in Walker County.
  • Dasher High School in Valdosta.
  • Dudley Motel, cafe and service station in Dublin.
  • Lee’s Mill Ruins on the River Flint in Forest Park.
  • McConnell-Chadwick House in Milton.
  • Old Campbell County Courthouse in Fairburn.
  • Wilkes County Training School in Washington.
  • Yates House in Ringgold.