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Georgia College & State University – Sallie Ellis Davis House Rehabilitation

In collaboration with Georgia College & State University and Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture, Garbutt | Christman led efforts to stabilize and restore this wonderful landmark into what now serves as an African American Cultural Center to the University. The center was former home to Sallie Ellis Davis, local educator and role model, from 1910 to 1950. The restoration work of the house was completed largely through in kind and volunteer efforts from the project team and the local community.

Rehabilitation activities included removing any existing debris from the property, constructing new brick and block piers to stabilize the foundation, removing obstructions that were left in the interior of the house, and historically restoring interior and exterior components of the structure. A new addition to the back of the house was also built in order to be used as a kitchen and catering area. All services as construction manager including preconstruction and construction administration were donated by Garbutt | Christman, LLC.

Project Highlights:

• Location: Milledgeville, GA
• 1,600 sf
• Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture