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Historic Macon Announces Release of Architectural Styles Book

A new book promises to boost local pride and draw new visitors to experience Macon’s unparalleled collection of architectural treasures. 

After years of work, Historic Macon Foundation’s Education Committee is pleased to announce the release of A Tour Through Time: An Architectural Guidebook to the Houses of Macon, GA

The guidebook has been a project of the Education Committee for many years, led by community volunteers Lars Anderson, Charles Brittain and Susan Long.

The book is available for sale today, Dec. 9, 2010, for $14.95 exclusively at the Sidney Lanier Cottage at 935 High St., and will continue on sale at the Cottage through the holidays.  The gift shop at the Cottage is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

“Historic Macon is proud to present this publication as a valuable addition to our local community,” said Anderson. “To my knowledge, this book offers the only guided tour of Macon's diverse inventory of architectural styles and buildings.”

David Frazer Lewis, a Macon-born, Oxford, England-educated architectural historian, wrote, researched and illustrated the book.  The result is a full-color, illustrated guide with professional photographs by Walter Elliott, laid out by professional book designer Jennifer Pack, and including tour maps by Ric Thornton.

The project was funded by donations from local sponsors and the E.J. Grassmann Revolving Fund for Historic Preservation Education at Historic Macon Foundation.

“Whenever you get discouraged, I hope you will take a moment to take one of these tours and celebrate how lucky we are to be in this city in this time,” Executive Director Josh Rogers said.

Historic Macon is a nonprofit organization that advocates for Macon’s historic and architectural heritage and facilitates preservation efforts in the community, revitalizes Macon’s neighborhoods and interprets the Sidney Lanier Cottage.  For more information, visit www.historicmacon.org or call 478-742-5084.


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