Mark sent in this photo of a recently pressure-washed 320 Church Street that reveals elements of a painted sign on the exterior.
Anyone recall what used to be housed in this building back at the far end of the Church Street surface parking lot?
UPDATE: here’s a picture of the rear entrance of the Belk-Gallant circa 1956 courtesy of Dennis at Next Stop…Decatur!
Presented by the City of Decatur and Georgia Historic Preservation Division, the sixth annual Decatur Old House Fair is set for this Saturday February 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at 130 Clairemont Avenue.
This year’s theme is “Form Follows Function”, which “explores the relationship between home improvement and historic charm through an array of DIY, sustainable living, maintenance and renovation tracks.”, according to a post on Atlanta Intown.
The exhibit area will open at 9a and seminars begin at 10a. Among the topics being presented/discussed this year:
- A wood window workshop
- The Architecture and Career of Leila Ross Wilburn
- Creating a Maintenance Plan for Your House
- Creating a Master Plan for Your Landscape
- Reviving Old House Chimneys and Fireplaces
- Plumbing Pitfalls in Older Homes
- The American Small House
Decatur’s Preservation Planner, Regina Brewer, highlights the American Small House in a note to the community…
Decatur’s Director of Active Living, Greg White, sends along details of a new exhibit coming to the Decatur Library in February as part of Black History Month that’s in honor of his mother Mrs. Lillian W. White.
All during the month of February, the Decatur Library will exhibit the private collection of owls of Mrs. Lillian W. White (March 24, 1932-May 8, 2011), former librarian of the Durham County Library System and one of the first professionally-trained, African-American librarians in the state of North Carolina. Mrs. White is the mother of Greg D. White, Director of the City of Decatur’s Active Living Division. On February 2, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Mr. White and his sister, Sharon White will host a brief discussion about their mother and her passion for owls. The discussion will be followed by a reception and tour of the exhibit.
Greg tells us that his mother was a “huge owl collector” and that he is sharing 167 of his mother’s owls with the Decatur community.