About Us

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ca. 1833 The Hardy Bryan House

Thomasville Landmarks is a non-profit, historic preservation organization dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the architecture, heritage and history of the Thomas County area.

Our members advocate for the preservation and promotion of Thomasville's unique Victorian character and Thomas County's rural Heritage through advocacy, programs and and recognition.

Our offices are located in the historic Hardy Bryan House, the oldest two-story house in the city and once the home of a wealthy planter.

 

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The Old Library

In 1964, a small group of concerned citizens banded together to encourage the preservation of Thomasville’s unique environment. The movement started in response to a crisis: the town had just lost its Italianate Library from the downtown area on South Crawford Street which was replaced by a City Fire Station, and other important landmarks were threatened.

Landmarks was incorporated in 1966 and has grown tremendously over the years.

A Short History of Preservation Successes

1966

Saved the brick paving on Broad Street from being paved over.

1966

With the Garden Club and City, saved the Big Oak and created a city park.

1970
Helped save the 1885 Lapham-Patterson House, a National Historic Landmark and State Historic Site.

1970

Saved four houses in the Tockwotton Historic District from being demolished for a strip mall and grocery store.

1980
Purchased and restored the ca. 1833 Hardy Bryan House (then known as the Bryan Davis House) to use as a house museum. It is now used as our offices.

1982
Helped City of Thomasville establish one of the nation’s first Main Street programs.

1998-2004
The Warren Avenue Restoration Project rehabilitated sixteen Victorian houses and revitalized a neighborhood.

2005-2007
Moved and sold the ca. 1855 Woodson-Dekle House with covenants in perpetuity.

 

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Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site

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One of several homes saved in the Tockwotton Historic District

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Woodson-Dekle House 510 North Crawford Street

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