Travelers Rest Named To “Places in Peril” List

A Stephens County site is one of ten listed as “Places in Peril” by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

The organization published its list of ten sites this week and Traveler’s Rest State Historic Site was one of the ten on the list.

According to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, “Places in Peril” is designed to raise awareness about Georgia’s significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy.

Trust President and CEO Mark McDonald said that the group hopes the list will continue to bring preservation action to Georgia’s imperiled historic resources by highlighting these sites.

Other sites on the list include Tift Warehouse in Albany; Candler Park Golf Course and Sweet Auburn Commercial District in Atlanta; Dobbins Mining Landscape and Stilesboro Academy in Bartow County; Cave Spring Log Cabin in Floyd County; Monticello Commercial Building in Jasper County; Lexington Presbyterian Church in Oglethorpe County; and Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta.