Historic American Engineering Record scrapbook on the Central of Georgia Railroad
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Historic American Engineering Record scrapbook on the Central of Georgia Railroad

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Historic American Engineering Record.
Title: Historic American Engineering Record scrapbook on the Central of Georgia Railroad
Dates: 1975
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1579

Biographical/Historical Note

The Central of Georgia Railroad played a vital role in Georgia's economy, and the complex of buildings constructed for the railroad in Savannah, both before and after the Civil War, is unique. The site was, and (as of 1987) still is subject to development interests, not only because of the railroad structures themselves, but because the complex is located on the site of Savannah's 1779 Revolutionary War Siege. During the summer of 1975, the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) of the Department of Interior's National Park Service, conducted an on-site recording project of the Central's Savannah Shop and Terminal Facilities (an area bounded by West Broad, Jones, West Boundary, and Hull Streets). The resulting photos, measured drawings, and accompanying historical data led to the designation of the train-shed and depot as National Historic Landmarks in 1976, and for the shops complex in 1978. Now the State Museum of Railroad History, the roundhouse and complex are owned by the City of Savannah and have been operated since 1989 by the Coastal Heritage Society.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the 1975 survey scrapbook about the Historic American Engineering Record program and about the 1975 survey of the Central of Georgia complex. Also includes is a photography of the survey they did of the Central's Savannah shops.


Index Terms

Central of Georgia Railway.
Historic American Engineering Record.
Historic preservation--Georgia--Savannah.
Historic sites--Georgia--Savannah.
Railroad stations--Conservation and restoration--Georgia--Savannah.
Scrapbooks.
Surveys (documents)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Historic American Engineering Record scrapbook on the Central of Georgia Railroad, MS 1579, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1Historic American Engineering Record scrapbook