Thomas University Receives Historic Preservation Award

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Thomas University says it has been awarded a Thomasville Landmarks Preservation Honor Award for the restoration of its historic chapel in the center of campus.

Thomasville Landmarks says the building is significant because it is a living, breathing, piece of history that people can still use everyday.

Says Landmarks Executive Director, Brent Runyon:

"It's very important because it helps people maintain a link to the past, and really because of that, they're able to really focus on our future."

TU says the chapel was moved to its campus in 1952, and before that it served as Thomas County's Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church.

The university says the building has been used for a variety of things over the years, but now it is a quiet place of reflection for students and faculty.

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