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Monday, January 30, 2012
These 100 year old cottages were in considerable disrepair just a year ago when they were relocated from one part of the property acquired for the new Kroc Center to another. As you can see the cottages have been refurbished and are being used for various administrative offices.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
The historic rehabilitation of downtown Augusta's Dunbar-Howard House was completed in December. Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver joined the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Authority, Georgia Cities Foundation and interested citizens for the ribbon cutting of the newly rehabed former Azalea Bed & Breakfast on Thursday, January 26th. Built between 1890 and 1904, the one-time family home has been converted into 12 studio apartments. The Queen Anne Victorian has kept its gingerbread trim details, shingled roof chimneys and full-length front porch. The longest continuous occupants of this home were the Dunbar and Howard families, cotton industrialists who lived in the home in the early 1900s.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Despite being on the Endangered Properties List, the building at 1027 Telfair Street is being demolished. Built as Pontiac Master Auto Service around 1950, the building had a large curved plate glass window in the showroom so passersby could see the latest models from the street. Most recently, an auto repair business - Augusta Auto Clinic operated at this location. I wonder what's coming next.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Opened in 1882 and closed in 2006 when Mill's owner fell on hard economic times, the Sibley was a major textile power for more than a century. It is also an architectural wonder and a historic treasure, based on its affiliation with the Confederate Powderworks that occupied the same site during the Civil War -- and whose ruins supplied a half-million salvaged bricks used to build the Sibley.
The building is on the National Register of Historic Places by virtue of its inclusion in the Augusta Canal National Historic Landmark District.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Signers' Monument, located in the 500 block of Greene Street in Augusta, is a 50 foot, granite obelisk dedicated on July 4, 1848 in honor of the three signers of the Declaration of Independence for Georgia - George Walton, Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett. You'll notice the similarity with the following...
L'Obélisqu de Luxor, which was given to the French in 1829 by the viceroy of Egypt, Mehemet Ali, is a 3300-year old granite monolith weighing 230 tons and 75 feet tall.
Is there an obelisk in your city or town?
Friday, January 20, 2012
I've wanted to photograph these bays for sometime, but the timing was never quite right - too many people and no place to park. I recently took advantage of the fact that the transit buses don't run on Sundays and headed off to the Augusta Public Transit Bus Depot a week ago Sunday. I find the repetition of the blue columns and pillars appealing. I hope you do too!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I've posted photos of the Lamar Building as well as the I. M. Pei designed glass-capped penthouse on a number of occasions. This is a new photo was taken ten days ago. In researching this structure, I learned that it is sometimes referred to locally as "The Toaster". The Lamar penthouse was completed in 1975. The juxtaposition of this glass and metal addition against the carved sandstone building is a theme that appears to be the precursor to the Pyramid at the Louvre in Paris completed in 1989. I was surprised to learn that I.M. Pei was the architect of a total of four structures in Augusta. Since it's been a while, I'll post photos of those structures in the next few weeks.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This stately former residence, built by Mary DeLaigle in 1873 of solid brick and now covered with yellow painted stucco, was converted for use as professional office space in 1974. The vacant building is located at the corner of Monument and Greene Streets across from the City-County government offices and is for sale.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The old Southern Railway freight depot at Fifth and Reynolds Street. Parts of the building date back to the 1850s when the site was used by the South Carolina Railroad (later merged into the Southern). The long freight section along Reynolds Street was constructed in the early 1900s. The deteriorated roof was recently replaced hopefully making it a more attractive purchase for some investor or developer.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
I selected this photo because, it garnered the most number of comments of any photo I posted during 2011. A big thank-you to my regular viewers and for the newbies - thanks for visiting, come back often and please feel free to leave a comment.
Best wishes to all for a Happy New Year!