Two Centuries-Old Valdosta Homes To Be Demolished

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

Valdosta, Georgia - August 12, 2011

The Historic Preservation Commission has approved the demolition of 601 and 603 North Oak Street.

Officials say the lots will be rebuilt to make way for a parking lot for the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta.

"They are worth something to us," says Timothy Kelly, who lives a few doors down. "They give us purpose of our history, of our background, of where we came from. The people that have been here and I just highly believe they should stay and not be torn down."

Officials say the homes have extensive termite damage which would make it difficult to relocate them.

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  • by Carl Burrell on Aug 13, 2011 at 05:13 AM
    Why not move the boy & Girls club to a building that already has sufficient parking. There are lots of vancant building available that could be used rather than destroy some of our history, Move the club! Preserve History.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 12, 2011 at 04:17 PM
    out with the old in with the new. YEA LET'S TEAR BOWN ALL OUR HISTORY.
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