Macon, Then & Now Photography Exhibition Showcases Historic Macon Properties
The Macon, Then & Now photography exhibition features archival photographs of historic Macon properties beside present-day pictures from the same angles taken by the Middle Georgia Camera Club. Maryel Battin, a preservationist and member of Historic Macon Foundation, conceived the exhibition and partnered with Historic Macon on the project. The exhibition opened at the Sidney Lanier Cottage in March. The collection will travel to various locations in the coming months.
The side-by-side view of old and new photos illustrates the changes that have occurred to the historic properties and sites. While some of the images show what historic buildings have been lost, many others depict dramatic changes to the style of the homes, showing how adaptable historic preservation can be.
“Macon, Then & Now” Exhibition Schedule
May – June: Macon City Hall, 700 Poplar St.
July: Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave.
August: Mercer University, Tarver Library, 1300 Edgewood Ave.
September: Carlyle Place, 5300 Zebulon Rd.
October: Middle Georgia State College, 100 College Station Dr.
November: Marriott Macon City Center, 240 Coliseum Dr.
December: Convention and Visitors Bureau, 450 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
January: Stratford Academy, 6010 Peake Rd, Macon
February: Medical Center of Central Georgia, 777 Hemlock St, Macon
March: Terminal Station, Fifth St. and Cherry St.
The exhibition is funded by the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, with special assistance from the Middle Georgia Camera Club and the Washington Memorial Library. Contributing photographers are Phil Bonds, Larry Brown, Chris Bryson, Bonnie R. Gehling, Charles Kulpa, Rudy Mullis, Binks Solomon, Tim Sorrells, Alan Thiese and Travis Viers.