Downtown Decatur National Register Nomination

DeKalb County Courthouse detail
Detail, DeKalb County Courthouse (Chase & Walker, 1917), Decatur, Georgia

The Decatur Downtown Historic District is comprised of 70 acres of land in the center of historic downtown Decatur, Georgia.  Within that area, which includes the original land lot, were buildings constructed between 1830 and the 2000s.  Predominantly commercial, the district also has historic civic buildings, churches, and a residential neighborhood whose houses primarily date from 1900-1930.

Before forming APPS, Laura Drummond was a co-founder and partner in Keystone Preservation Associates.  In 2010, the City commissioned Keystone to head a team to produce a nomination for the historic downtown district to the National Register of Historic Places.  Laura took district photographs and produced the district maps.  She researched and wrote the 26-page Description Section of the nomination, compiled supporting documentation, historic maps and photographs, and she edited the final document.  The Decatur Downtown Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 23, 2012, NRIS #12000281.