Local properties, neighborhoods headed for National Register of Historic Places | savannahnow.com

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Local properties, neighborhoods headed for National Register of Historic Places | savannahnow.com

Drayton Tower is a modern monolith in the heart of the historic district.

Now, the landmark apartment building is slated to join the hallowed historic ranks of its neighbors.

Drayton Tower was among four local properties added Friday to the Georgia Register of Historic Places. Placement on the state register is a precursor to joining the national register, America’s official list of historic properties deemed worthy of preservation.

“We were originally attracted to the Drayton Tower project in part because of its unique historic status as an important example of Mid-century modern architecture in a city noted for its historic buildings and neighborhoods,” said Ken Copeland, a principal in Drayton Tower’s New York-based owner, FLANK. “We felt it is important that Drayton be given its historic due alongside Savannah’s earlier important historic structures.”

Tybee’s Beach View Bed and Breakfast, a property still widely known by its former moniker, the Hunter House, also joined the state register. So did three local neighborhoods that make up two historic districts: Pine Gardens, located off President Street east of downtown; and Kensington Park-Groveland, neighboring subdivisions stretching along Derenne Avenue between Waters Avenue and Abercorn Street.

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