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Posted on: August 1, 2022

CITY TO HOLD HISTORIC BARRACKS OPEN HOUSE August 12, 2022 and August 26, 2022

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The City of Douglas will hold an open house of one of the restored barracks on Friday, August 12, 2022 and Friday, August 26, 2022 from 9:00am-1:00pm. Once utilized as housing for World War II cadets, the Barracks #5 building is hoped to be used for an aviation-type business or aviation-related purposes. The open house is free of charge.

In 2020, the Georgia Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Natural Resources awarded the City of Douglas $10,000.00 in grant funds for building improvements on Barracks #5 in 2020. Funds from the DNR Grant and the City of Douglas allowed a new roof to be placed on the building as well as other improvements to occur. To assist with air base preservation and development efforts, the City of Douglas rezoned the property for planned development in 2018.

For more information about the historic airbase or preservation efforts, call Community Development at (912) 383-0277.