Historic Preservation Bike Ride

This tour was originally intended to be a bike ride in May, which is both historic preservation month and bike month. Weather predictions had us cancel twice, but it seems this idea may be better!

There will be NO CHARGE but donations will gladly be accepted!  If you cannot participate but would still like to donate you can do so here or mail a check to Brookwood Christian, 4728 Wood Street, Acworth 30101 with “historic preservation” on the for line.

Just come by Center Street Tavern from noon until 6pm on Saturday or noon until 4pm on Sunday to pick up tour notes and detailed map, and then go at your own pace on bike (pedal), walking (patter), or on your golf cart (putter)! Feel free to enjoy Lunch or Dinner, (and Brunch on Sunday) at the Tavern and place your receipt in the benefit jar and the Tavern will donate a percent of proceeds to the fundraiser. You don’t even have to participate in the tour to donate, but why not? It will be fun 

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List of Homes

  1. Acworth Elementary School ~ c. 1852/1868 
  2. Orlando Awtrey House ~ c. 1882 
  3. The Honeymoon House ~ c. 1904
  4. Kemp-Dyer House ~ c. 1937 
  5. Sellers House ~ 1999
  6. Lacey House ~ c. 1938
  7. Sprayberry House ~ c. 1937
  8. Sills/McCall-House ~ c. 1938
  9. Acworth Hardware Company ~ c. ?

This year’s proceeds will help restore the old Acworth Smokehouse on the Marietta Root House property.  For years, this historic smokehouse sat unnoticed behind a home on Northside Drive in downtown Acworth.  The home was purchased by a local developer and was slated for demolition. Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, Inc. (CLHS), immediately reached out to the developer to see if there was any interest in preserving the smokehouse. The developer had no plans to preserve the smokehouse but was interested in donating it to CLHS.

Acworth Smokehouse
Original smokehouse prior to being taken down.

Because the Smokehouse was in such poor condition, it was determined that dismantling the building would be safer than moving it in one piece.  The Smokehouse was taken down brick by brick and the bricks have been cleaned and stored, ready to be rebuilt.
Click here for more information on the project.

Smokehouse Bricks
The bricks, waiting to be rebuilt


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