Pelham noted for preservation work

PELHAM — A small city in rural, Southwest Georgia is being recognized for its commitment to historic preservation.

The city of Pelham has joined the ranks of Georgia cities and counties to be designated as “certified” by the National Park Service for its efforts to protect its historic treasures. Pelham is the 83rd local government in Georgia to receive that distinction.

Dave Crass, director of Georgia’s state Historic Preservation Division, said Pelham officials earned “certified” status after passing a historic preservation ordinance in 2006 and appointing a citizen board to serve as its preservation commission.

Pelham has a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983. It includes a number of buildings constructed between 1875 and 1924.


millerm155 3 years, 5 months ago

I find this ironic since this is the town that destroyed Highland Villa (The Hand House) to make way for a bank.


Yowsa51 3 years, 5 months ago

Pelham is, at best, on life support. No industry, no promise...........but, they have preserved aged relics to view on their way out of town. Wonderful.


KaosinAlbany 3 years, 5 months ago

Albany needs a Preservation Society desperately because the Historical Society approves to destroy too many of our old historic homes. Like the old Holman home that was destroyed last year. I cringed when they gave the commisssion the go ahead to bulldoze it.


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