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Hope for City Hall

By: Ivette Marques
By: Ivette Marques

The Thomasville Municipal Building, or "old City Hall" as it’s known by locals, is a special part of the Rose City.

In 1999, the building was restored as part of a $2.2 million project. Now the Main Street program has applied for a Georgia Heritage Grant to continue repairs and restorations.

Karen Smith, Assistant Director of Main Street, says, "We really wanted to renovate the building. It was actually built in 1940 and it was such a grand building and so important to our city."

The grant money will benefit the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium and will go towards restoring the stage floor and adding original light fixtures to the building.

Jan Lear, a resident, shares, "It's one of the things that everybody comments on the historical building, the old feel of downtown Thomasville, and I think it's important that the municipal building is restored."

It’s an ongoing project to keep the Rose City buildings in top shape and bring out its southern charm.

If the Main Street program receives the $40,000 grant, it will be matched by the City of Thomasville for an additional $16,000.


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