202 Greene Street
Owner: Privately Owned
The Threat: This prominent corner house located in the Olde Town neighborhood has suffered from neglect and deferred maintenance over the years. While it retains its historical integrity, those features are quickly deteriorating and the overall condition of the property continues to decline.
Some History: Constructed at the turn of the twentieth century, 202 Greene Street is an excellent example of the Colonial Revival style within the neighborhood. The neighborhood was ravaged by the fire of 1916, and examples of earlier architectural styles are scarce, particularly ones this large in this corner of the district. City directory research indicates that the property has been steadily occupied since its construction. Note the outstanding character defining features including the full verandah porch, large double hung wooden windows, and hipped metal roof.
Possible Future Uses: 202 Greene Street should remain a single family residence in the Olde Town neighborhood. In the event the property would be income producing residential, any alterations to the floorplan should be undertaken with great care to preserve original volume of the space and character defining features and original materials. Historic Augusta seeks to work with property owners to educate them regarding best preservation practices and appropriate methods for completing work on their historic properties. We are able to point property owners in the direction of contractors or other service professionals that may be able to work towards a preservation solution, utilizing historic preservation tax incentives.