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Historic Preservation Commission postpones decision on Telfair Street building

The city of Augusta wants to tear down this building at 527 Telfair St. (Source: Augusta Historic Preservation Commission) The city of Augusta wants to tear down this building at 527 Telfair St. (Source: Augusta Historic Preservation Commission)
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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

An historic Augusta building is in jeopardy after city officials announced plans to tear it down.

The city needs room for a new building for the IT Department, but members of the Augusta Historic Preservation Commission hope it's not at the expense of a Civil War era building at 527 Telfair St.

They met Thursday night to discuss the plans for the building, which was originally the Congregation Children of Israel Synagogue, a Greek Revival temple built in 1870.

"Of course, we are absolutely against," said Robyn Anderson with the AHPC. "We just wanted to work towards a resolution to keep the building. And, hopefully, figure out a way to accommodate the city's needs."

An official decision was postponed until the next preservation commission meeting, which is in December.

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