Tifton Commercial Historic District
219 Main Street
|Location||Roughly bounded by Second and Third Sts., Love, and Central Aves., (original); roughly bounded by Third St., Tift Ave., Ninth St. and Commerce Way, (increase) Tifton, Georgia|
|Architectural style||Chicago, Late Victorian, The Commercial Style|
|NRHP reference #|| 86000382 (original)|
|Added to NRHP||March 4, 1986 (original)|
|Boundary increase||April 21, 1994 (increase)|
Tifton Commercial Historic District is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1986 and expanded in 1994. The original listing was portions of 10 blocks including buildings from the 1890s to the late 1930s, most built of brick.
Historic districts in the United States are designated historic districts recognizing a group of buildings, properties, or sites by one of several entities on different levels as historically or architecturally significant. Buildings, structures, objects and sites within a historic district are normally divided into two categories, contributing and non-contributing. Districts greatly vary in size: some have hundreds of structures, while others have just a few.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.
The district includes the Tift County Courthouse, which is separately NRHP-listed.
The Tift County Courthouse, built in 1912-1913, is a historic courthouse building located in Tifton, Georgia. It was designed by Atlanta-based architect William Augustus Edwards who designed one other courthouse in Georgia, two in Florida and nine in South Carolina as well as academic buildings at 12 institutions in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. On September 18, 1980, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The amendment in 1994 expanded the district to include four blocks of mostly one- and two-story commercial buildings, including warehouses. The Masonic Lodge building in this area is the only three-story building (see accompanying photo #3).
The amendment in 1994 also recognized contributing building status for the Bowen Building, an Art Deco building built c. 1900 but renovated extensively in 1937 after a fire, which is located at the southwest corner of Third Street and South Main Street. In 1994, the corner tenant in the building was a drug store, and the other portion was a Christian bookstore.
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