Paine College Announces Distinction of being Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

Paine College, Augusta, GA

For Immediate Release

January 16, 2012 Media Contact: Leah Suggs, Assistant Director of Communications & Marketing – (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or Lsuggs@paine.edu – Paine College

(Augusta, GA)– Dr. George C. Bradley, President of Paine College, is pleased to announce that Paine College has been given the designee as an historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  In order achieve this distinction, the College had to demonstrate that many of its facilities met and exceeded the National Registry’s requirements and guidelines. Paine College has many historical landmarks which include Candler Memorial Library, Mary Helm Hall, Epworth Residential Hall, the original bell that was installed in the Haygood Holsey Hall tower, Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel and many other buildings located on the campus.

Paine College is appreciative to Erick Montgomery and the staff of the Historic Augusta Foundation for helping the College to make the application and provide the research that was required for the extensive process.

The National Register of Historic Places is the country’s official list of historic buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts worthy of preservation. The National Register provides formal recognition of a property’s architectural, historical or archaeological significance

President Bradley stated, “This is a major milestone in the College’s 131 years of existence and we look forward to making additional milestones and accomplishments in the legacy of Paine College.”

To learn more information about this distinctive honor, please contact Brandon P. Brown, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, within the Office of Institutional Advancement at 706.821.8322, or Bbrown@paine.edu.

For more information on Paine College, please visit: www.paine.edu

Or contact the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or Lsuggs@paine.edu.

 

 

Photo caption: Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel, located on the historic campus of Paine College.

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