Annual Historic Preservation Awards2013 winners

The Cherokee County Historical Society recognizes businesses and individuals for their achievement in historic preservation at the annual Preservation Awards Banquet, which is usually held at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center at the Bluffs in March or April.  The awards are given to encourage and educate the community about the benefits of historic preservation and protecting Cherokee County’s unique history.  Properties are judged by the attention given to preserving historic features, and maintaining the integrity of initial design. Historic sites or structures must be at least 50 years old, and should exhibit outstanding success in historic preservation.  Recently rehabilitated properties or those that have been carefully maintained over the years are eligible and the owners are encouraged to apply.  The Historical Society feels that it is important for communities to retain and honor these historic sites, because it gives residents a sense of place – which is critical in maintaining a unique identity in suburban Atlanta.

If you know of a site that would be a good candidate, please contact the Historical Society office or complete and mail in the nomination form.  The previous winners are listed below:

Year Residential Non- Residential  
2017 McCanless-Jones-Morgan Home, Canton
Sparks-Sellers Home, Canton
Sroka Cabin, Ball Ground
Founder’s Insurance Group, Woodstock
Chattahoochee Technical College, Woodstock
E.T. Booth House, Woodstock
2016 Bearden-Cline House, Waleska
McClure-Davis House, Canton
Sixes Community Cemetery, Canton
Jiffy Freeze, Canton
2015 Bliss Home, Canton
Johnson Home, Woodstock
Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson
Woodstock United Methodist Church
2014  Fackler-Hendrix Home, Canton McCanless Park Scout Hut, Canton
Ball Ground City Gym, Ball Ground
R&M Hoagie Shop, Canton
2013   Edgewater Hall, Canton
Free Home Traditions, Free Home
Roberts Store, Ball Ground
Southview Cemetery, Canton
2012 Rabbit Hill Farm, Woodstock
West-Milford House, Ball Ground
The Chambers at City Center,Woodstock
Jones and Cloud Insurance, Canton
2011 Anderson-Eyster-Bowles House, Ball Ground Enon Cemetery, Woodstock
Hickory Flat Cemetery
Wheeler House, Ball Ground
2010 Bickley-Cantrell House, Canton
Jones-Johnston House, Canton
Former Neon Zone, Cotton Warehouse, Woodstock
Old Orange Cemetery, Smithwick Family Cemetery, Orange
2009 A.W. Roberts House, Ball Ground
Sims Property, Big Springs
Stephens-Lovelace Cabin, Hightower
Landmark Commercial Realty, Woodstock  
2008 Byrd-Keeling Home, Waleska
Haney-Brewer Home, Woodstock
Johnston-Grant-Wilson Home, Canton
Sugarplums/Dr. John Pettit Home, Canton
Woodstock School/Appalachian Technical College, Woodstock
Cherokee County Historic Marble Courthouse, Canton
2007 Butterworth-Coker-Taylor Home, Canton
Jones-Cordery Home, Canton
Roberts-Holcomb-Blalock Home, Ball Ground
Johnston-Kutsche Home, Woodstock
The Ivy Garden/Ragsdale-Boring Home, Holly Springs
Conn’s Creek Church Arbor and Cemetery, Conn’s Creek
Easy Ride Golf Cars/Consumers Monument Company, Ball Ground
Pace Drywall-Southern Landmark Properties/Sparks Home, Canton
2006 Bozeman-Blight House, Woodstock
McClure-Hill House, Ball Ground
Field’s Chapel, Canton
Malia’s Mug, Canton
121 & 123 Mill Street, Woodstock
Samuel Dobbs Building, Waleska
2005 Johnston House, Woodstock
Westbrook Clardy Statham House,
Union Hill
Sixes School
Briarpatch Evangelistic Church
Lebanon United Methodist Church & Cemetery, Canton
Magnolia Thomas House (Our Special Place), Woodstock
2004 Dean Power House, Woodstock Pilgrim Baptist Church, Nelson
Dawson House,(Tea Leaves & Thyme), Woodstock
Union Hill Community Center, Union Hill
Shingle House, Yellow Creek
Riverview Cemetery, Canton
Aaron Burris Gravesite, Macedonia
2003 Saye/Humphreys House, Ball Ground
William A. Teasley House, Canton
Buffington Building, Canton
Canton High School, Canton
Cherokee County Arts Council, Canton
Howell House (Beverly’s Day Spa), Woodstock
2002   Brown Vandiviere House, Canton (Dana Thompson Law Office)
Cagle’s Dairy, Hickory Flat
Burrell Administration Building of Reinhardt College, Waleska
Dean’s Store, Woodstock
2001 Brown’s Farm, Canton Canton Mill Lofts (Mill #2)  
2000 Darnell House, Hickory Flat Galt Building, Canton  
1999 Grisham-Galt House, Canton
Wilkie House, Ball Ground
1998 Higgins-Sellars House, Ball Ground Edward Jones Investors, Canton  
1997 Rube Jones-Stafford House, Canton Dean House/Cherokee Ledger, Woodstock  
1996 Moore House, Sutallee Canton Post Office/Fire Station  
1995 McCanless-Jones & McCanless-Gold Houses, Canton Holly Springs Depot  
1994 Pilgrim House, Hickory Flat Stancil’s Store, Ball Ground