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Augusta Commission votes to save two historic buildings

...government campus."They're already beautiful, but they'll be more beautiful once they're restored," said Erick Montgomery of Historic Augusta, which has pushed to save an antebellum Court of the Ordinary building and Georgia's oldest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-02/augusta-commission-votes
Many churches historic

...Road.This church is more than 75 years older than the synagogue. My cries to the director of Historic Augusta, Erick Montgomery, have fallen on deaf ears, but he has embraced the very idea of restoring the synagogue. Why not Spirit Creek...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-19/many-churches-historic
Restoring synagogue, court building will take lots of work

...Augustans insisted they be saved.In a matter of days, Steinberg partnered with Historic Augusta Executive Director Erick Montgomery to formulate a plan to restore both properties to their original glory, very little of which is now visible from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-06/restoring-synagogue-cour
Costs down in plan to save historic Augusta buildings

...compromise has been made, and a good partnership," she said after the meeting.Historic Augusta Executive Director Erick Montgomery said paper and online petitions to save both buildings have garnered more han 300 signatures.The court building...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-26/costs-down-plan-save-his
Motion for partial demolition of historic buildings passes

...use since they were built in the 1860s, and we think they have a future," Historic Augusta Executive Director Erick Montgomery told commissioners.The commissioners, meeting in closed-door session for more than an hour beforehand, however...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-12/motion-partial-demolitio
Commission delays action on demolition of historic buildings as Urban Redevelopment Agency joins fight

...seen it voted down, but at least we have a reprieve and can have some discussion about it in committee," said Erick Montgomery, the executive director of Historic Augusta.Discussions about what to do with the 19th century buildings, Georgia's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-05/commission-delays-action
Museum is proposed as effort to save former Jewish temple in downtown Augusta

...synagogue and "represents early Jewish history in Augusta and in Georgia," said Historic Augusta Executive Director Erick Montgomery.Montgomery and the city's Historic Preservation Commission have vigorously opposed the city's plans to raze...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-28/museum-proposed-effort-s
Historic buildings on committee agenda

...demolition of the court building annex, but not the synagogue or court building.Historic Augusta Executive Director Erick Montgomery, who has met with Stein berg and City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson, said both structures appear on an 1884...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-11/historic-buildings-commi
City again considers demolishing historic synagogue building

...who cited "amnesia" among city officials' lack of recall of the previous discussions.Historic Augusta Director Erick Montgomery said there had been an outcry in 2013 over the previous plans, which had been formulated without input from preservationists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-23/city-again-considers-dem
Column: Preservation of Augusta's historic neighborhoods important to community

(Editor's note: The author, Erick Montgomery, is the executive director of Historic Augusta.) THE RECENT public discussion about the historic preservation ordinance is perhaps...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/14/op_261389.shtml
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