Grant & Loan Awards: Elbert County


Elbert County

Equity Fund: $14,000

Awarded: 12/01/2008

Applicant: Elbert County

Equity funds to conduct a feasibility study to determine the best use of the historic, famous Elberton blue granite National Guard Armory Auditorium located in downtown Elberton. This 1941 building has undergone stabilization including the roof, windows and gutters identified as Phase I using proceeds from a federal DOT TE grant. Phase II is currently underway and includes the restoration of the utilities infrastructure. Phase III will include redeveloping the main auditorium, stage and top story offices. Lastly, Phase IV will include the development of a military museum on the ground floor. The purpose of the feasibility study is to determine levels of support for the proposed facility as a conference center on the main floor with the top floor dedicated to office space.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $28,000

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