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Masters of Preservation

by Neale Nickels Director of Preservation It’s April in Georgia. The smell of tea olive and jasmine is in the air; dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom; and droves of people fly in to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as they…

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A 'Hex' on Oakland

By Neale Nickels, Director of Preservation Don’t be alarmed, I don’t mean that kind of hex! I mean "hex" as in hexagonal pavers, which is precisely the reason for the big mess near the pedestrian gate on Memorial Drive. Oakland’s…

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Paths to Restoration

by Neale Nickels, Director of Preservation “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” [Genesis 11:3] Good materials and hard work yield strong results. Recently, the PRO Team has been working to restore a long brick pathway in the…

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PRO Team: Field Notes

Historic Oakland Foundation has been fortunate enough to employ the assistance of a master mason this summer in order to complete the restoration of the Bobby Jones Gateway. On a few occasions over the past few weeks, members of the…

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Cultural Connections at Oakland

by Collier Neely The PRO Team is currently tackling the restoration of the Jewish Flats area of the cemetery. On Wednesday, July 8, while conducting the usual work, we witnessed a rare sight for a cemetery in the southeastern United…

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