On June 1, 2012 the Georgia state historic preservation office announced that the Downtown Decatur Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. No one told the owners of 115 North McDonough Street that their contributing property would no longer contribute to the historic district after this project is completed. And then there’s the impact to the new historic district’s integrity. The incompatible front addition breaks the historical setback line found in the remaining contributing properties and it diminishes the district’s feeling and setting.
Read more about the changes to this building. And by the way, did I mention that the owner and designer is an architect who specializes in historic preservation? Nuts, right?
In 2015, the Georgia chapter of the American Institute of Architects gave this project an “Honor Award.”