Historic Preservation Commission postpones decision on Telfair Street building

Historic Preservation Commission postpones decision on Telfair Street building
The city of Augusta plans to build this new IT center at 527 Telfair St. (Source: AHPC)
The city of Augusta plans to build this new IT center at 527 Telfair St. (Source: AHPC)

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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