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Historic Augusta News Volume 41, No. 2

The mission of Historic Augusta, Inc., is to preserve historically or architecturally significant structures and sites in Augusta & Richmond County, Georgia. 1 | Fall 2015

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After pleading with city officials and the Augusta

Commission at a series of meetings, Historic Augusta and the Augusta Jewish Community were successful in convincing Commissioners to save the oldest Jewish Synagogue building in Georgia, built in 1869. Also spared was the 1861 "Fireproof" Court of Ordinary Building, constructed to safeguard Richmond County Records on the eve of the Civil War. The vote was taken on June 2. It was agreed by all to allow the removal of additions to the Court of Ordinary Building on its north side. That was completed in August, leaving holes in the wall that will be closed up in a manner that will keep out the weather and vermin as much as possible. Historic Augusta agreed to cover the extra costs of the "selective demolition" borne by the city. A lease will be drawn with an agreement for a fiveyear plan to convert the buildings into a new Augusta Jewish Museum, headed by Mr. Jack J. Steinberg. Mr. Steinberg has formed a board of directors, which has been incorporated and has applied for nonprofit status by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service so that contributions can be tax deductible. In the mean time, any donations can be made to Historic Augusta, which will be earmarked for the project.

Interior of the Children of Israel Synagogue

Interior of the Children of Israel Synagogue

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The tentative plan is for the fledging museum to begin operating out of the Court of Ordinary building, once it is made habitable. Efforts will focus on restoration of the 1969 Temple, to be used both as a repository for important artifacts and documents, but also as a place for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and other community functions. After the Temple is complete, the Court building will also be restored. There is a great deal of excitement from both the Jewish Community as well as others in that these important Greek Revival style buildings will be saved and reused, and will provide a special place to collect and preserve area Jewish history and culture. EM

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Perfectly Aged: Historic Augusta’s Benefit Auction will be held on September 17, 2015 at the River Room at Saint Paul’s Church

in downtown Augusta. This year’s event will feature a wine tasting coordinated by Toast Wine and Beverage. Augusta’s finest restaurants and caterers including Cadwalladers, French Market Grille, La Bonbonniere, Southbound Smokehouse, Tastefully Yours, and many others will provide an array of epicurean delights. Don’t miss your opportunity to bid on precious antiques, fine wines, and unique experiences during the silent auction. Preview auction items online at Admission is $100 per person or $50 per person for those under age 35. There will be a raffle for a one-year family fitness

membership, aesthetician services package, Swarovski crystal bracelet and earring set, and a framed fine art print. Individual raffle tickets are priced at $20 or $50 for 3 tickets. Please call Historic Augusta at 706-724-0436 to purchase event tickets. KB

GOODALE STILL IN LIMBO There is no new news about Goodale, which

continues to sit unrestored and unprotected. Recent high winds have blown down the ineffectual tarp that is occasionally draped over its western side, and the metal roof continues to be bent back, exposing the 216 year-old interior to further damage from the elements. The owner, Wesley Sims, of Birmingham, Alabama, continues to be in violation of various city building codes. The city inspections department took him to municipal court to answer for the violations, but after many delays, excuses and extensions, the case has been referred to State Court after Sims insisted on having a jury trial.

The condition of the Goodale House on September 4

In the mean time, the complaint filed by Sims with the Georgia Secretary of State against Historic Augusta was investigated and completed by February 2015 with no action taken. The complaint stemmed from a contribution of $75,000 that had been given to Historic Augusta in 2012 by The 1772 Foundation to increase the capacity of Historic Augusta's revolving fund. One need identified in the application was the possible acquisition of Goodale, but Sims would not consent to sell the property, and attempted to coerce Historic Augusta to convert the funds to his personal use. No court date for the jury trial has been set at this writing. EM Historic Augusta News

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in Magnolia Cemetery, October 10-11, 2015

Don’t miss the annual Walk with the Spirits Tour, held this year in historic Magnolia Cemetery on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11. The cemetery tour will give patrons the opportunity to learn about Augusta’s rich history through the lives of some of its most interesting citizens. Forty-five minute guided tours begin every 20 minutes from 2 pm each day, with the last tour starting at 4:40 pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Groups of 10 or more pay $10 per person. Reservations are recommended. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and include an opportunity to “sip” with the spirits following the last tour on Sunday, October 11. To make a tour reservation, sponsor the event, or for more information, contact Historic Augusta at 706-724-0436 or visit www. KB

Featured spirits this year include: STATIONARY SPIRITS Abe Cohen (1865-1930): Jewish Immigrant and owner of the Augusta Beehive store specializing in children’s and pre-teen clothing downtown. Portrayed by Nelson Danish Orlin Kenyon Fletcher (1873-1937): Local dentist and war veteran who founded the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post in Augusta. Portrayed by Whatley Bush Linwood C. Hayne (1858-1921): Mayor of Augusta and namesake of the Augusta Boy Scout Camp Linwood Hayne. Portrayed by John Robertson George H. Howard (1856-1913): Longtime city councilman and proprietor of Howard’s Grocery Store and Howard’s Block. Portrayed by Chris Rucker Harriet Gould Jefferies (1852-1925): Founder of the Augusta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and benefactor of the preservation of Meadow Garden. Portrayed by Patricia Croft Diedrich Timm (1859-1926): Butcher shop owner at 302 Sixth Street. The building still stands today marked by his name “D. Timm” across from Hildebrandt’s deli. Portrayed by Keith Watson John Wah (1858-1921) and the Augusta Chinese Community: Chinese immigrant who was active in Augusta’s growing Chinese community following the expansion of the Augusta Canal. Sho Ane Seaton will represent the Augusta Chinese community. SPIRIT GUIDES James Dever (1846-1910): Irish immigrant devoted to nationalist organizations including the Emmet Club and Wolf Tone Club. Portrayed by Russell Foster Henry Clay Foster (1843-1890): Mentor and law partner to future Supreme Court Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar. Portrayed by James Mason Mary Lou Yancey Phinizy (1851-1926): Wife of Charles Phinizy, the couple lived at 519 Greene Street, the present Marion Hatcher Center. Mary Lou was involved in numerous civic organizations including the Augusta YWCA. Portrayed by Sallie Metzel Louise Rutherford Walton (1860-1894): Daughter of Augusta brick manufacturer William J. Rutherford and wife of Leonidas W. Walton, produce merchant at Walton & Co. Portrayed by Ann Beth Strelec 4 | Fall 2015

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NOVEMBER 5-7, 2015


Each year during the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, historical and

cultural institutions in Augusta have partnered to present a symposium. Marking the anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the theme of this year’s symposium is Emancipation. The event will begin on Thursday, November 5 at 6 pm at the Morris Museum of Art with a reading by Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South. A reception and book signing will follow the free event. The symposium continues on Friday, November 6 with two events. The first, an Art at Lunch lecture featuring artist Dane Carder will be held at noon at the Morris Museum of Art. The cost of the event is $10. Friday events continue at the Tabernacle Baptist Church with a tour at 5:30 pm. The Dr. Edward J. Cashin Memorial Woodrow Wilson Lecture will follow at 6:30 pm with “’Everything is Entirely Reversed’: African Americans, the Civil War, and the Meaning of Freedom” presented by Dr. Bobby Donaldson. The tour and lecture are free. A reception will follow at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. On Saturday, November 7 Dr. Maryemma Graham will present “The American Civil War: Race, Womanhood and the South”, Dr. Glenn Eskew will present “The Rise of Colored Methodism: Trinity Church and Augusta’s Role in Denomination Building”, and Rev. Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. will present “’Take the World but Give Me Jesus’: The Emergence of African American Church Sponsored Schools in Augusta following the Civil War”. The cost to attend Saturday’s lectures at Springfield Baptist Church is $40 and includes a box lunch and musical performance by Creative Impressions. Register by calling 706-724-3576 or email You may also mail a check or money order made to the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, the number of attendees and the days and events you wish to attend in all correspondence. The deadline to register is November 4, 2015. KB

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The National Trust for Historic

Preservation organized their annual Partner Network retreat in early June, hosted by the Utah Heritage Foundation in Salt Lake City. Erick Montgomery, Historic Augusta's Executive Director, attended the two day meeting. Networking and sharing of ideas over the years has resulted in important initiatives by Historic Augusta, such as our Endangered Properties List, our Partners in the Field program, contributions to our revolving fund and other information that has led to better organizational practices. Salt Lake City is a beautiful place with many preservation lessons to share. EM

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UNION BAPTIST CHURCH PAINTING & REPAIRS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED Repairs to Union Baptist Church at 1104 Greene Street have

been completed along with a thorough new paint job. Most of the wood that needed replacing was not original to the building but had been part of previous restoration work. Care was taken to only use the highest quality materials and paint in order to ensure that the recently completed project will last as long as possible. The painting contractor was Joseph Luda working under the supervision of project chairman, Tennent Houston, and Historic Augusta Executive Director, Erick Montgomery. Still needed on the building is completion of stained glass repairs and restoration on the west side of the nave, and in the fellowship hall. EM

Fiftieth Anniversary CELEBR ATION

Historic Augusta will celebrate it's Fiftieth Anniversary

on Thursday, November 12th at the Old Medical College Building, 598 Telfair Street. The party will begin at 6:30 P.M. with cocktails, followed by a dinner. The evening event will feature reminiscences of our organizational accomplishments, as well as goals for the future of continuing our mission of preserving historic sites and structures in Augusta and Richmond County. The Fiftieth Anniversary Committee is co-chaired by Ann Claiborne Christian and Marian Clark. Other members of the committee include current Historic Augusta President, Becky Smith, Paula Knox, Lynn Mays, Robert Osborne and Patricia Shelton along with staff members Erick Montgomery, Kuleigh Baker and Robyn Anderson. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Mark C. McDonald, President of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, who will reflect on the past fifty years

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S AV E T H E D A T E N OV E M B E R 1 2 TH of the historic preservation movement in America, as well as trending future directions for organizations like Historic Augusta. McDonald, originally from Montgomery, Alabama is a lawyer, and received his degree in historic preservation from the University of Georgia. Before becoming President of the Georgia Trust in 2008, he served as President of the Historic Savannah Foundation, and had previously held positions in Salisbury, North Carolina and Mobile, Alabama. He currently serves as chairman of the National Trust Partners Network. A special edition of Historic Augusta News is being prepared covering the first fifty years. We extend special thanks to the National Society Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, Augusta Town Committee, for helping to fund this commemorative publication. EM

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SHOWS SAVINGS OVER FIRST YEAR With Indow Window installation at the L amar House

Autumn around the corner, the staff has been pleased with the performance of the interior storm windows that have been installed throughout the historic Lamar House. The storm windows, purchased through grants awarded by both the Creel-Harison Foundation and the Richard and Julia Moe Fund Grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, have been making a noticeable difference in both the utility usage and street noise. As part of the ongoing demonstration project,

staff has maintained a webpage which compiles data ranging from the month’s utility bill, kilowatt usage, average temperature, and average expense per kilowatt hour. There are still some factors that haven’t particularly been accounted for, but overall Historic Augusta has spent $1,000 less on our utility bill since January 2015, compared to the same period in 2014! If you are interested in learning more about our project, the companies we worked with, and the installation of the windows, you are welcome to call our office and arrange a time to stop by and see them for yourself! You can also bookmark our Sustainability Demonstration project website on your computer for future reference or to share with anyone you know who is seeking a sensitive solution for achieving energy efficiency in their historic home or business. RA

« Robyn Anderson helps install interior storm windows at the

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UPDATES Historic

Augusta continues to seek nominations for properties to be listed to the 2016 Endangered Properties List. Criteria for listing includes but is not limited to demolition by neglect, threat of demolition or insensitive alteration. The building should also be eligible for listing to the National Register of Historic Places and be 50 years old or older. Nominations can be submitted through our webpage under the Endangered Properties tab.

There are several updates since the last newsletter was published including:

The Breault Building, 916 Greene Street Listed in 2009 with the adjacent Henry Cohen House at 920 Greene Street, the recent purchase of the former library building expedited the demolition of the building as renovation work has begun to transform the library building into the new Augusta-Richmond County Utilities Department. The demolition of the 1850s Italianate house with a 1940s stucco commercial faรงade is a further chip away at the historic residential character of the Greene Street corridor.

Lowrey Wagon Works, 912 Ellis Street Listed to our Endangered Properties List for 2008, Historic Augusta is pleased to have worked with Peach Contractors to apply for certified rehabilitation tax credits for this project. With work still in-progress when the building was featured on the Downtown Loft Tour in May, the entire building is now finished and apartments are starting to be rented!

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The Dr. S. S. Johnson House, 1420 Twiggs Street Take a drive along Twiggs Street or Wrightsboro Road and you will notice several new houses have been built adjacent to the Dr. S.S. Johnson House by Builders of Hope. Augusta Housing Authority recently completed Powell Pointe, a new senior living complex along Wrightsboro Road. With no known immediate plans for rehabilitation of the Johnson House, we are encouraged that the streetscape is being revived and new interest in this area of the neighborhood is growing.

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The Miller Theater, 708 Broad Street Symphony Orchestra Augusta continues to work tirelessly towards implementing a rehabilitation plan with their architects and consultants. The first step of the certified rehabilitation tax credit program is submitting a Part 1 Evaluation of Significance which documents both architectural character defining features and current condition along with a historical narrative. Engaged by Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Historic Augusta has completed this application and is waiting for review by the National Park Service in Washington, DC.

Former Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 902 Greene Street Listed in 2011, this International style building was purchased by the city to house the utilities department. Site work has been ongoing for several months, with slight exterior modifications approved by the AugustaRichmond County Historic Preservation Commission.

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William J. Rutherford House, 403 Telfair Street The new owner of the prominent brick house at the corner of 4th and Telfair Streets will rehabilitate the house as a single family residence. After years of deferred maintenance, the roof has been tarped and debris from the interior cleaned out. One of the most visible improvements has been the removal of vegetation growing on the building and general clearing of the yards.

The Henry Kennedy Building, 1022 Broad Street If you attended the Downtown Loft Tour this past May, you were able to see two of the four completed loft apartments featured on the second floor. Sweet Sticks Skateboard Gallery occupies one of the two commercial retail spaces on the first floor. Final certification for the certified rehabilitation tax credit program has been received and approved!

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Augusta featured on

C-SPAN Cities Tour

If you missed the coverage of Augusta's historic sites and

authors that aired on C-SPAN 3 during the weekend of August 1-2, it is not too late to watch the various videos online. Mayor Hardie Davis gives a welcome and introduction. Historic sites featured are the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson with Erick Montgomery; the Augusta Canal with Julie Boone and Rebecca Rogers; the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History interviewing Christine Miller-Betts; the Augusta Museum of History interviewing Nancy Glaser; the James Brown Exhibit with Deanna Brown Thomas; and George Walton's Meadow Garden interviewing John McBrayer and Patricia Croft. Book interviews included Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell discussing Augusta: Then and Now; Turner Simkins, author of Possibilities: Perserverance, Grace and the Story of One Family's Life With Leukemia; Robert Mullins, author of Three Monkeys and a Green Jacket; Gen. Perry Smith, author of Courage, Compassion, Marine: The Unique Story of Jimmie Dyess; and Stan Byrdy, author of Augusta and Aiken in Golf's Golden Age. Find all of these videos at, or search for C-SPAN Cities Tour. EM

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As part of the planning for Historic Augusta's fiftieth

anniversary, the need for a high quality, visually pleasing book about Augusta's history through the historic built environment was identified by the committee as a worthy project. Honorary Trustee Jackie Blanchard agreed to chair the publication project, and has been diligently working toward that goal, with Al Cheatham as her co-chair. Contracts have been let with Van Jones Martin of Golden Coast Publishers in Savannah as the producer of the publication; Jim Lockhart of Stone Mountain as the photographer; Dr. Jim Garvey as the author; and Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell as the historian. Staff coordination is by Erick Montgomery, Executive Director.

Ideas for buildings to include have been solicited and compiled for consideration, and on August 17th the publication team met and began the process of considering options by conducting a reconnaissance tour of Augusta's historic districts and neighborhoods. Research and writing has begun. Photography will begin this fall, and continue through early 2017. We are grateful to the following donors who have made significant contributions and pledges that will make the book a reality: Mr. Albert F. Cheatham, The Knox Foundation, Mrs. Jacquelyn Murray Blanchard, Mrs. Ann C. B. Boardman, Mrs. Catherine B. Boardman, Mr. Clayton P. Boardman III, Mr. and Mrs. Braye Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. W. Tennent Houston, Dr. and Mrs. Peter Klacsman, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. M. Knox, Mr. and Mrs. Wycliffe A. Knox, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Macuch, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Meybohm, Mr. and Mrs. William S. Morris III, Mr. and Mrs. Fleming Norvell, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Osteen Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Storey, and Mrs. William L. Clark. EM

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Architectural History FALL LECTURE SERIES

Thanks to a generous grant from the PorterFleming Foundation, Historic Augusta is pleased to announce a fall lecture series that will focus on architectural history.

OCTOBER 22 Dr. Barry Stiefel, professor at the College of Charleston, will speak on synagogues and houses of worship as a museum type at the Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road on Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm.

NOVEMBER 17 Carmie McDonald, Director of the Fox Theatre Institute in Atlanta will speak on historic theaters in Augusta’s own Imperial Theater, 749 Broad Street, on Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm.

DECEMBER 11 Richard Cloues, retired Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Georgia, will speak on the American Small House on Thursday, December 11 at 7 pm. Location TBD. Lectures are free and open to the public. Reception and refreshments will follow. KB

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needed improvements. The first thing you may notice on your next visit to the house museum are a few new museum entrance signs directing guests to the visitor’s center in the bottom level of Historic Augusta’s office where tours begin. In addition to these signs, a wayfinding sign has been added in front of the Wilson Home that will guide tourists to the museum as well as several nearby attractions. This is part of the Augusta CVB’s 300+ sign system that will welcome travelers and direct them to local facilities, hospitals, colleges, points of interest, and visitor attractions. Installation of the City Wayfinding System will be completed in September. KB


maintenance and repairs recently completed on Historic Augusta's campus in recent months include the rebuilding of the front steps of the Lamar House, which had become quite unstable, and the replacement of the kitchen door and threshold of the Wilson House. Both of these repairs were made by Robertson Restoration. EM


are grateful to The Knox Foundation for giving a substantial contribution for operations at the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson in addition to their usual generous grant each spring. EM


oil lamp sconces have been installed in the Wilson House kitchen, which will be used when evening events require better light. Large mirrors have also been rehung in the best room and in the sister's bedroom. EM


thanks to the Spade & Trowel Garden Club and Camellia Garden Club for making sure the gardens at the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson are well maintained for our guests. KB

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Kuleigh Baker named new Programs & Marketing Director We are pleased to welcome Kuleigh Beckett Baker

as our new Programs and Marketing Director, replacing Julia Jackson who moved to Chicago in February. Kuleigh (pronounced "Cully") began her duties on April 20, and was quickly initiated in May with both the Downtown Loft Tour and the Cotton Ball. Kuleigh is originally from Augusta, graduated from North Augusta High School, and completed her B.A. in 2011 at the College of Charleston with a double major in Art History, and Historic Preservation and Community Planning. Her previous experience includes working in the Treasurer's Office at the College of Charleston and working as a teller at SRP Federal Credit Union.

Kuleigh lives in Graniteville with her husband, Alex, who also graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies. EM

INTERN SPOTLIGHT The staff of Historic Augusta has enjoyed working with Joseph Jackson in his role as intern this summer. Joseph is a sophomore at Mercer University pursuing a B.A. in History and Economics. He has proved himself to be an invaluable research assistant for the upcoming Walk with the Spirits tour of Magnolia Cemetery. With the summer ending we wish Joseph much success as he travels to England to study abroad at the University of Essex in Colchester. KB


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staff of Historic Augusta regularly receives inquires regarding the certified rehabilitation tax credit program. We are able to work with property owners to complete the applications for a fee that can be applied towards meeting the required financial threshold of the program. You may contact Robyn Anderson with any questions you have.

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Loft Tour The 2015 Downtown Loft Tour featured

private residences and businesses in ten different historic buildings in the Augusta Downtown Historic District on Friday evening, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2015. This annual event gives people a chance to see beyond building facades and to get a glimpse of what it is like to live, work, and play downtown. Thank you to Ben Casella for serving as chair of the event again this year, to the committee members and all our generous Preservation Month sponsors, to the gracious home and business owners for allowing public access to their properties, to Kruhu for donating graphic design services for the postcard that doubled as a pop-up table tent and creating and distributing commemorative t-shirts during the tour, and to all of the volunteers who assisted during the event. The Loft Tour was a fun and memorable event for all who attended. KB


Ben Casella, Chair Robyn Anderson Kuleigh Baker Gould Hagler Julia Jackson Wright Montgomery Erick Montgomery Steve Sanders Melissa Stevens

Occupants & Owners Carmen & Eric Bindues Jaime Bricker

Antoine Jones Kruhu Megan Sullivan John Gallagher Wright Montgomery David & Shannon Hershkowitz Will Coleman Christopher Booker & Associates, Architects David Bartholomew & Ann McCaffrey Peach Contractors

Loft Tour poster on display at The Book Tavern, Downtown Augusta

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Clay Anderson Stephen Beckett Corey Beckett Wendy Brown Dottie Demarest Sarah Hanes Paulette Harris Ben Harrison Chris Hearon Olivia Hearon Ashley Herzberg Stephanie Herzberg Lauren Holmes

Tricia Huges Brandon Kitchen Roger Mainor Michelle Meehan Laurie Montgomery Molly Montgomery Susie Ringler Rebecca Rogers Steve Ruby Becky Smith Nicholas Spooner Lindsay Thetford Branford Thompson Keith Watson Becky Wilmont

Kelly Feur, Christina Chu, Jamie Bricker, Camaryn Fiorane, & Kenny Albrecht

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The beautiful interior of Carmen & Eric Bindues' loft

Some members of the KRU at their office , 1242 Broad Street

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Volunteer Michelle Meehan with Committee Member Steve Sanders

Volunteer Tricia Hughes

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Cotton Ball

George and Nicci Bush hosted this year’s Cotton Ball at their

home on Buena Vista Road in the Forest Hills neighborhood. The Normandy-style farmhouse provided an historic backdrop for the gardens where our annual membership event took place on May 14, 2015. The location was especially fitting as Historic Augusta celebrates its 50th Anniversary because it was the home of Bill and Frenchie Bush, founders of the organization. Special thanks go to the Bush family for being our gracious hosts, event co-chairs Ashley Hock Smith and Max Vallotton, Jr., David Garrett and his staff at Outback Steakhouse for providing a delicious dinner, Mark Randall and his staff at

Dippin’ Dots for providing a unique and delectable treat, Greg Boulus and the staff of Charleston Street Fine Flowers and Events and Felton and Mary Norwood for providing fresh floral arrangements, Fred and Susan Thielke for providing refreshing mint juleps, Fireside Outdoor Kitchens & Grills and Windsor Fine Jewelers for the fabulous his-and-her raffle prize, Ranco Tent Rentals for their assistance with all the rental pieces and set-up, Transportation Solutions of Augusta for assisting guests to their cars during the evening, Royal Restrooms for facilities, Joe Willis and his team for their lively bartending services, Dixie Riverside for their contribution to the bar setups, Scott Anderson and Mosquito Squad of Augusta for making sure the gardens were free from pests, Whatley Bush and Summit Green Solutions for set-up and clean-up services, Sally Kolar for photographing guests during the evening, and The Unmentionables for entertaining us with music. This event would not be possible without the financial support of our sponsors and the time and effort from all of our committee members, staff, and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who assisted with the event or attended this celebration of historic preservation in Augusta-Richmond County. KB


Robyn Anderson Freda Baker Kuleigh Baker Grace Belangia Davis Beman Kathleen Bogolea Lisa Bryant Whatley Bush Siobhan Carlile Elizabeth Donsbach


Alex Baker Amanda Battey Tom Battey Stephen Beckett Steven Bogolea Amy Bowers Bennett Bowers Joe Bowles Brett Burford Shannon Bush Brenna Carlile McKenna Carlile Tori Carlile Elisabeth Curry Jack Deese Margaret Scurry Deese Ansley Easterlin Hannah Farmer

Gould Hagler Tony Lever Erick Montgomery Wright Montgomery Amy Rush Melissa Stevens Ann Beth Strelec Lindsay Thetford Susan Thielke

Sean Frantom Paula Jackson Herz Rich Howe Wendy Lever Wes Linder Lillian Magruder John McBrayer Molly Montgomery Jodi Morris Jason Neely Mary Norwood John Patrick Louise Phinizy Allison Vallotton Chris Walker Winter Walker Jonathan Wilkins Adam Wyatt A spectacular crowd at the Cotton Ball

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PRESERVATION MONTH RECAP Historic Augusta’s Cotton Ball 2015 Thank you to our Preservation Month sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Heritage Sponsors

Benefactor Sponsors Ashley Hock Smith, Michelle Naval, Prity Sinha, Allyson Reaves, Lindsay Thetford, and Freda Keck Becky and Randy Smith Dr. and Mrs. William A. Speir J. Maxwell Vallotton Historic Augusta, Inc. Endowment Trust

Patron Sponsors 2KM Architects, Inc. Augusta First Bank & Trust Tom and Kathy Brittingham Christopher Booker and Associates, PC Mr. and Mrs. James R. Davis Mary and Mark Donahue The Emporium, Natalie B. McLeod, MD Gate 5 Self Storage Georgia Power Hock Development Paula and Larry Knox

Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. Loebl, Jr. Merry Land Properties, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moody Felton and Mary Bush Norwood Dr. and Mrs. Glen Owen, Sr. Ed Presnell Regions Bank Strother's Printing, Inc. Summit Green Solutions Dr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Thielke

Friend Sponsors Norma and Tom Calabrese John T. Chandler, Jr. Billie S. Hagler Brooke S. Hagler Haltermann Partners, Inc. Dr. Jud and Cay Hickey Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Hill

Helen & Ware Bush with Whatley & Shannon Bush at the Cotton Ball

Cotton Ball Co -Chairs M ax Vallotton, Jr. and Ashley Hock Smith with homeowners George and Nicci Bush, Historic Augusta Executive Director Erick Montgomery and Board President Becky Smith with husband R andy

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Mr. and Mrs. John P. Manton, Jr. Bill and Debra Neumann Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Owens James D. Quarles, DDS Studio 3 Design Group University Health Care System

Special Thanks Joe Willis, Dixie Riverside, Transportation Solutions of Augusta, Sonic (Furys FerryRoad) Mr. and Mrs. George D. Bush, Mosquito Squad

R ichard Swann, Fran and Herb Upton, Lee Ann Caldwell

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CHANGES COMING TO THE STATE INCOME TAX CREDIT PROGRAM On May 12, 2015, Governor Deal signed into law HB 308. This law, which goes into effect January 1, 2016, includes changes to the existing state income tax credit program for rehabilitated historic property (O.C.G.A. 48-7-29.8) that creates two additional categories of projects, subject to an annual cap, and allows for the sale of earned credits.

The additional categories are for large projects completed after January 1, 2017 that (1) qualify for up to $5 million in income tax credits based on total “qualified rehabilitation expenditures” (QRE) and (2) qualify for up to $10 million in income tax credits based on total QREs with additional employment or annual payroll requirements. While projects that do not exceed the existing program $300,000 credit cap for an individual project are not affected, these “large” projects are subject to an annual aggregate program cap of $25 million (no matter the number of projects that apply or whether they are subject to a $5 million or $10 million project cap, only $25 million in credits will be available in a given year). The changes brought about by HB 308 require the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to revise the regulations governing the program. This process must follow procedures established by the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act (O.C.G.A 50-13), includes consultation with the Department of Revenue, and requires adoption of the revised regulations by the DNR Board. The Historic Preservation Division, as administrator of the program, will be working on revising the regulations, revising program applications, and developing guidelines during the summer and fall of 2015. Courtesy Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


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Jessye Norman School of t he Arts' Historic Augusta Calendar Historic

Augusta assisted the staff and students of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts with the creation of a 2016 Calendar that will feature historic sites in Downtown Augusta. Students from the Photojournalism and Creative Writing Camp visited the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson in July to photograph the home and find inspiration for a short narrative based on Tommy Wilson’s childhood experience of the Civil War in Augusta. You can read “A Heart for Peace” by Tiara Dugger and Kamani Barnes and other historical fiction stories online at Calendars are available for pre-order through the JNSA website for $10. KB CALENDAR SITES: Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson Brahe House Church of the Most Holy Trinity Cotton Exchange Engine Company No. 1 First Presbyterian Church Old Government House Old Medical College Old Richmond Academy Sacred Heart Cultural Center St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Ware’s Folly


Alexandra Hathaway • Alexandra Yu • Anthony Dubois II • Caroline Jackson • Christian Carter Davis Green • Devin James • Devyn Jolly • Emily Kelley • Fred Bellamy • Halle Sparks Jaleesa Johnson • James Dawson • Jewellian Robinson • Jordan Wright • Kamani Barnes Kamry Moment • Kayla Ford • Kennedy Darling • Madison Simpson • Michael Neloms Nathaniel Dunn • Nathaniel Smith • RuJean Verdree • Skylar Cunningham • Thomas Cook Tiara Dugger • Trynati Combs • Walker Butler

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Jeff Morris, Photojournalism Camp Director Gary Dennis, Executive Director

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New & Renewed Members, March 26-August 27, 2015 The following list consists of personal members who have paid dues, new or renewed during the above dates. If you paid your dues during this period, your name should appear below by category. If your name is missing or not in the proper category, and you paid your dues during this period, please let us know. * denotes New Membership + denotes Upgraded Membership


Dr. & Mrs. Robert Nesbit, Jr.

Drs. Alice & John Caldwell +


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Mr. & Mrs. Ware Bush *

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Mr. & Mrs. Cameron Nixon

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Mrs. Janice Williams*

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Mr. & Mrs. Stephen T. Wright

Ms. Donna King

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Mrs. Jacqueline Henry *

Mr. & Mrs. W. Fred Palmer II


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Mr. John Bash *

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Mr. Jason Neely *

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Mr. Robert Richards *

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Dr. Laura Irwin & Mr. Eric Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan S. Robertson

Mr. Samuel Britt *

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Ms. Louise Phinizy

Dr. Robert H. Johnson Jr.

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Mrs. Karen Cook *

Mr. Garrett Riddle *

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Mrs. Dorine Roehre *

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Mrs. William A. Dolan

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Mickey Stapp *

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Ms. Ann Beth Strelec

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Ms. Jean-Marie Smith

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Ms. Eva Schwartz*

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Mr. Clyde Farr

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Mr. & Mrs. Andy Magruder

Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Thurman

Ms. Cathy Field *

Dr. Sandra P. Tho

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Memorials Mrs. Mary Barrett Robertson from Augusta Canal Authority, Mrs.

Ms. Carolyn Tynan

Mrs. J. Craig Cranston

Carolyn Payne, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pufall, Mrs. Suzanne Denning

Mr. Andrew Uhlir *

Mrs. Albert Gary

Mr. Earnest Coats Jr. from Mr. Phillip T. White

Ms. Mary Porter Vann

Mr. & Mrs. Danforth Hagler

Mrs. Louis L. Battey from Mrs. Elizabeth B. Blanchard,

Ms. Linda H. Weatherred

Mr. Gould Hagler

Ms. Nancy Whitford

Mrs. Thomas W. Hagler Jr.

Mrs. James L. Becton from Mrs. Anna Marks

Mr. Jack Wilde *

Mr. Levi Hill III

Mr. Alonzo Boardman from Dr. & Mrs. Joe Christian

Mrs. Julia C. Williams

Mrs. Stewart P. Hull

Mr. Bert Harbin from Dr. & Mrs. Joe Boardman

Mr. Lucien Z Williams

Mr. & Mrs. Wayland Lamar

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Ms. Ashley Wright

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Ms. Becky Wright

The National Society of the

Mrs. Anna Marks


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Mrs. John Bell Towill, April 20, 2015

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the State of Georgia, Augusta

Mrs. Lillian Love Cullum, April 26, 2015

Ms. Mary S. Zavos

Town Committee

Mrs. Louis L. Battey, May 18, 2015 Mr. Cason Conrad Smith Jr., July 8, 2015

Life Members

Mrs. Anne Claussen Barton, Augusta 16, 2015

Mrs. Clayton P. Boardman Jr. Mrs. Harold M. Boardman

Donations in Honor of

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Ann Boardman from Mr. & Mrs. Braye C. Boardman

Corporate Patron


Cranston Engineering

The Estate Jewelry Center


Platt’s Funeral Home

Mr. John R. B. Long

Mrs. William Little Clark

Robertson Restoration, LLC

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Allen County Public Library

Augusta Convention &

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Historical Society Georgia State Society NSDAR

Business Sustainer Perry Burton

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Historic Augusta, Inc., Board of Trustees 2015 Honorary Trustees • Mrs. Jacquelyn Murray Blanchard • Mr. Patrick G. Blanchard • Mrs. Ann B. Boardman • Mr. Clayton P. Boardman III • • Mrs. Ronald W. Bowers • Mrs. Joe D. Christian • Mrs. Marian Carter Clark • Mr. D. Hugh Connolly • Mr. Bryan M. Haltermann • • Mr. George S. Harrison • Mr. W. Tennent Houston • Mr. Paul G. King • Mrs. William S. Morris III • Mr. Robert C. Osborne • • Mr. H. M. Osteen, Jr. • Mr. Thomas H. Robertson • Mrs. Paul S. Simon •

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Ex Officio • Mrs. Anne S. Floyd • Mrs. Christine Miller-Betts • Mr. Barry E. White •

Historic Augusta, Inc. Officers Mrs. Randolph R. Smith, President Mr. W. Cameron Nixon, 1st Vice President Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, 2nd Vice President Mrs. William L. Macuch, Treasurer

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