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The Ranch House in DeKalb County

Posted: February 7th, 2010 @ 10:42am

The Ranch House in DeKalb County

DeKalb History Center
Contact Ben Zdencanovic
404-373-1088 ext 23

DECATUR - The DeKalb History Center?s Lunch and Learn Lecture Series continues in March with a presentation on the Ranch House in DeKalb County. Richard Cloues, unit manager & deputy state historic preservation officer for Georgia?s Historic Preservation Division will begin the presentation with the history of the Ranch House in Georgia.

Melissa Forgey, Executive Director for the DeKalb History Center, will present the results DHC?s recent look at this mid-century housing type. The ?Ranch House Initiative? was developed by the DeKalb History Center with the support of Commissioner Jeff Rader in an effort to understand the ranch house boom that occurred in nearly every part of DeKalb County throughout
the mid to late 20th century. In addition to an overview of the county's  history during this time period, the presentation will focus on four notable ranch neighborhoods in DeKalb: Northwoods, Sargent Hills, Briarpark Court and Belvedere Park.

The lecture is Wednesday, March 24 at 12:00 noon at the Old Courthouse on the Square and is free of charge. Guests are encouraged to bring a lunch to eat during the program.

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