Historic Preservation Bike Ride

Bicycle Ride to benefit Historic Preservation of Acworth, May 5, 2018.

This year’s proceeds will go to 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

The tour will cycle through historic Acworth, stopping to hear about interesting homes and buildings, and will end at Center Street Tavern for a Nacho Bar and beverage, included in the ticket price!

More details coming soon….

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