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.