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Built in 1815 as an inn for travelers on the historic Unicoi Turnpike and later used as the headquarters of a 14,400-acre plantation, Traveler’s Rest has been owned by the state since 1955. Limited use and decreased tourism have resulted in decreased revenue and deferred maintenance.
Built in 1842, Central State Hospital (CSH) was Georgia’s first psychiatric hospital, chartered by the Legislature in 1837 with the intent of providing Georgians with mental illness or developmental disabilities with a safe and humane environment. At its peak, the facility had 13,000 patients and its own nursing school. It has been said that the hospital’s first superintendent, Dr. Thomas A. Green, not only persuaded Gen. William T. Sherman not to burn the hospital as he passed through Milledgeville, but also persuaded him to give some of his troops’ rations to the patients. Currently, there is an effort to restore the CSH’s cemeteries. Some of the buildings have been vacant for years and are suffering from neglect.
Located on the courthouse square in Thomaston, the Ritz Theatre was built during the height of the city’s economic growth. The Ritz Theatre has served Thomaston and surrounding towns as a home for the arts as well as an anchor on the downtown square. The Ritz Theatre continues to show first-run movies and serves more than 24,000 patrons annually. A leak in the front parapet wall has contributed to water penetrating the art deco facade. This water damage is causing tiles to deteriorate, posing a threat to the structure and to pedestrians on the sidewalk below.
* Source: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
THE GEORGIA TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION’S 2013 PLACES IN PERIL
Candler Park Golf Course, Atlanta
Sweet Auburn Commercial District, Atlanta
Dobbins Mining Landscape, Bartow County
Stilesboro Academy, Bartow County
Cave Spring Log Cabin, Floyd County
Traveler’s Rest State Historic Site, Stephens County
Lexington Presbyterian Church, Oglethorpe County
Tift Warehouse, Albany
Monticello Commercial Building, Jasper County
Hancock County Courthouse, Hancock County