Broad Street Apartments, home of the Servant Scholars Program, have been recognized
by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for Excellence in Rehabilitation.
The award recognizes projects that make compatible use of a building through repair,
alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey
its historic value. This year, the Trust presented 12 Excellence in Rehabilitation
Rebecca Roth, Senior Director of Development, traveled to Milledgeville on April
26 to accept the award on behalf of the college. She was accompanied by Kaye Minchew
of the Troup County Historical Society, who nominated the project for the recognition.
"It was such an honor to represent the college and Callaway Foundation," she said.
Built in 1936 for the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, the apartment building was
designed by the renowned Atlanta architecture firm of Ivey and Crook. The structure
was sold in the 1940s, but after the it fell into disrepair, the Callaway Foundation,
Inc. repurchased the building in 2009 with the intention of rehabilitating it.
The work included adding handicap accessible features to create student apartment
housing for the Servant Scholars. Upgrades were made to the building's interior,
and elevators were added to the rear in a way that did not detract from the building's
After completion of the project, the apartments were given to the college. Students
in these apartments now enjoy a prime location close to both downtown LaGrange
and the campus. Begun in the fall of 2012, the Servant Scholars program brings
selected students together to work with agencies in the community to identify needs
and how to meet them.
Roth expressed her gratitude to the Callaway Foundation.
"We are deeply grateful to them for recognizing the importance of maintaining
ties to the past while building for the future," she said. "The gift of the Broad
Street Apartments is a perfect example of their commitment to the growth and success
of our community – not just the college, but also LaGrange, Troup County and the