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HSF TO HOST GREG JACOBS FOR NEXT SESSION OF ‘PEOPLE, PLACES AND STORIES’ LECTURE SERIES


LFPR - September 9, 2021 - 0 comments

SAVANNAH, GA – SEPT. 9, 2021 – Historic Savannah Foundation’s next virtual lecture in the “People, Places and Stories that Define Savannah” series will feature Landmark Preservation co-founder Greg Jacobs. The online presentation, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, “A Retrospective of 25 Years of Preservation Work in Savannah” will highlight Jacobs’ most notable projects.

Before earning a degree in historic preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design in 1997, Jacobs began a career in preservation by starting Renaissance Restorations, LLC., a company focused on rehabilitating condemned buildings in Savannah’s historic districts. Following graduation, Jacobs went on to rehabilitate dozens of historic commercial and residential structures. He later broadened his work to pioneer the redevelopment of an entire neighborhood in Savannah, now commonly referred to as the Starland District. Throughout Jacobs’ career, he has restored and conserved countless historic structures. He possesses vast expertise in assessing historic structures and developing compatible, historically appropriate means and methods. Furthermore, he has been instrumental in the hands-on conservation of many historic structures and their materials.

“We are looking forward to Greg’s presentation about his experience with a multitude of restoration and rehabilitation projects in Savannah, as well as the historic residential homes that are here. It’ll be wonderful to learn about all the structures that have been preserved thanks to Greg’s hard work and dedication – plus, we’ll get a firsthand glimpse into the process and an understanding of everything that goes into it,” HSF Education and Research Associate Kimberly Newbold said.

Jacobs’ lecture is free for HSF members and $10 for non-members. Anyone interested in receiving the link to join the virtual lecture can register by emailing Justin Bristol at jbristol@myhsf.org. The $10 fee can be paid by visiting HSF’s website, www.myhsf.org.

For more information on the “People, Places and Stories that Define Savannah” lecture series or other HSF events, please visit myhsf.org, call 912-233-7787, and follow HSF on their social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, the organization started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling nearly 410 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF continues to build capacity within its operations, secure new financial resources, improve its image and visibility, and increase public policy efforts to protect Savannah’s historic districts. For more information about the work of the Historic Savannah Foundation, visit www.myhsf.org.

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