Court of Ordinary, Telfair Temple to Become a Museum

By Jennifer McKee

Historic Augusta and the Augusta Museum Board will convert two historic structures into the city’s next museum.

A joint press conference on Wednesday, June 17 at 3 pm will announce the plan to renovate the former Court of Ordinary and Telfair Temple buildings. It will take place on Telfair Street adjacent to the Augusta Municipal Building at 535 Telfair Street. 

The press conference will also be live-streamed on the @historicaugusta Facebook page.

The plan is the culmination of a five-year appeal to save both the Court of Ordinary building and Telfair Temple from becoming a parking lot. 

Both buildings were built in the 1860s, the Court of Ordinary as a fireproof building to house city records, the Telfair Temple as a synagogue constructed in the Greek Revival style.

 The museum is expected to open by December 2020.

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