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Sites Worth Saving

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Sharron A
01:11 AM
09/01/2009

This building on the outside is stunning, it would be ashame to destroy such a nice building should be saved and fixed up for something like offices or student housing in the area.

Anonymous
12:54 PM
09/01/2009

It is my first choice, most important to save.

Anonymous
01:13 PM
09/01/2009

The historical significance of this magnificent building is important to the citizens of Cherokee County, many of whom attended school inside those walls or attended many, many school meetings while it was used for an administrative building. Those walls could tell some interesting stories! Keeping a significant building such as this gives people a sense of place and a feeling of permanence in our fast-moving, fast-changing world.

Karen S
01:14 PM
09/01/2009

This site is near and dear to my heart since I went to school 1st through 6th grade there. Not only does it have historic value but sentimental value for me.

Anonymous
01:36 PM
09/01/2009

This is where my mother, my brother and I all attended school. It is an important part of my personal memories of growing up in Canton. Not only is it a source of memories, it is architecturally one of the few significant buildings left in town. If this and the former high school are not preserved, I would be hard pressed to find a building that is more deserving. Historically, this building is a vital part of our community's story.

Anonymous
01:55 PM
09/01/2009

I went to school here in the late 50's and have returned for a few functions since. I can see no sense in destroying this beautiful structure! It could be rennovated on the inside to make a beautiful office building with historical character and significance.

Anonymous
02:26 PM
09/01/2009

Growing up in Canton and attending Canton Elementary, I cannot imagine our county seat without this historic structure. It is not only an arquitectural gem but is critical to Canton's sense of place. I hope alumni and other concerned citizens can convice the powers at be that demoliton is not an option, especially at election time. It certaily will be on my mind BOE members!

Anonymous
03:14 PM
09/01/2009

so many memeries are tied up in this building. Why tear down and build another!!

Carla B
07:39 PM
09/01/2009

This building is critical to downtown Canton and there are many reasons why it should be used as we go into the future. Would make excellent office space for the thriving legal community, a site for continuing education through one of our local higher education institutions and possibly a high-tech firm who wants the hip feeling of being a downtown business sector.

Anonymous
08:21 PM
09/01/2009

Re: Comment by Carla B at 07:39 PM on 09/01/2009:
To destroy this lovely structure would be a huge mistake.

Anonymous
10:00 PM
09/01/2009

Attended this school

Carol D
09:47 AM
09/02/2009

I've had classes in that building for years as a Cherokee County employee. I find it difficult to believe that it is beyond repairing. It is an important part of the county history and still usable.

Anonymous
09:16 PM
09/02/2009

Re: Comment by Sharron A at 01:11 AM on 09/01/2009:
What a beautiful structure and so solid looking. To demolish it would be a horrible fate for such a significant Cherokee Co. building.

Barbara S
11:42 PM
09/02/2009

It looks well built and has a
very pleasant appearance, it could surely be used again if not as a school in some other useful capacity that might benefit the residents of Cherokee
county.

Marcia M
08:07 AM
09/03/2009

Because we need to save this important building and preserve our downtown!

Judy N
03:10 PM
09/03/2009

I attended grammer school there in 1959-1968. I still have my anuals from 1967-1968.

Anonymous
09:34 PM
09/03/2009

i believe it is extreme importance to hold on to history we have already lost so much of our town beside that is a big waste money to destory a building in good shape it was remodeled in the 1970's

Patricia G
09:36 AM
09/04/2009

Because it is in danger of being demolished.

Lisa H
10:11 AM
09/04/2009

wonderful building. Would be a shame to lose this part of our heritage in Canton!

Danita A
05:50 PM
09/04/2009

I attended Canton Elementary and always loved the building. Even as a first grade student in 1966, I realized the significance of the buildings'historical/educational contribution to Cherokee County.

Danita A
05:57 PM
09/04/2009

Re: Comment by Danita A at 05:50 PM on 09/04/2009:
Many wonderful buildings in Cherokee County have been destroyed. I remember as a senior at Cherokee High School I attempted to organize a group to save the old train depot. No one was interested. Cherokee County lost an important part of it's history with the demolition of the depot.

James D
02:31 PM
09/05/2009

The economic future of the downtown is tied to the history of it's structures. To demolish this building or any other that not beyond repair would be a grave mistake. Clearly, it is time for the school district to re-locate out of the downtown area - they have out-grown their current location. They deserve modern facilities -but erasing the vestiges of our heritage for advancement is not the answer. Canton has too few remaining historical landmarks too let one that can be saved slip away.

Anonymous
02:49 PM
09/05/2009

It's a shame to demolish such a nice piece of history.

Anonymous
12:59 AM
09/06/2009

I live in downtown Canton. I would love to see this building re-purposed and NOT torn down only to build a new one.

Tara B
01:25 PM
09/06/2009

School buildings hold alot of memories for people in the community. Wonderful buildings like this should be saved..schools are not built with character anymore.

Anonymous
09:06 PM
09/07/2009

All of them need to be saved

Anonymous
09:08 PM
09/07/2009

All need to be saved

Anonymous
01:30 PM
09/08/2009

This school has been in Canton since when? I cannot see anyone even considering tearing it down. If Dr.P wants it down, maybe we should relocate him.

Anonymous
10:52 PM
09/08/2009

It is beautiful, worth saving.

Phillip G
09:22 AM
09/09/2009

A part of what we are will always be what we were. I, along with thousands of others, started and finished my elementary school education at this site. In memory of Principal Coker, Sarah & Elizabeth Johnston, Govan, and countless others who dedicated their lives to educating us, we need to find a productive way to save this site. It would be a shame not to be able to show future generations this part of who we were and who we are.

Anonymous
10:42 AM
09/09/2009

The building has a classic look and appears to be in fairly good shape from the outside. A number of people would have attended school in this building and have memories associated with this site.

Richard L
11:45 AM
09/09/2009

in relativly good shape deterioration can be halted now it waws a focal point of the community for may years and can serve as a living building rather than doing a lot of work on structures that will continue to deteriorate because of un use

Anonymous
12:28 PM
09/09/2009

Because it was the first grammar school in Canton and because it is a beautiful building.

Wendy N
12:39 PM
09/09/2009

All schools need to be preserved.

Anonymous
02:18 PM
09/09/2009

My wife and I, and my mother, attended school at Canton Grammer. My grandfather was on the City Council and his name is on the building plaque. My wife and mother taught there.

Laine W
02:35 PM
09/09/2009

It is a wonderful building, in a great location and can be repurposed with some modernization of HVAC, plumbing, wiring. It would make a great enclosed shopping venue or a 4-plex residence.

Danny D
02:36 PM
09/09/2009

This is a more current beautiful building in Canton that adds to the landscape.

Mary F
03:04 PM
09/09/2009

This building represents a direct link to the past of Cherokee County. I think it is imperative that we preserve a building with this architecture and local history that is almost 100 years old !

Bea M
03:15 PM
09/09/2009

For what it has meant to the community/city/county throughout the life of many of the students who went to school there.

Sandra H
03:15 PM
09/09/2009

Because I attended grammar school here and belive it should be preserved.

Anonymous
03:17 PM
09/09/2009

because a trip back to my hometown usually produces one that is totally foreign to me. Canton Elementary School, the First Baptist Church which is now government offices and the house I grew up in are about all that is left of my life there. I wish that the school could be preserved.

Anonymous
03:19 PM
09/09/2009

My entire family attended Canton Elementary School. Lots of great memories!

Liza G
03:22 PM
09/09/2009

Beautiful building inside and out! Well worth the effort to save.

Anonymous
03:42 PM
09/09/2009

I attended grammar school at this location, as did my brothers and sister. I can remember taking piano lessons in one of the rooms and playing on the playgrounds as recess. It is a lovely and historic building and should be preserved.

Anonymous
03:46 PM
09/09/2009

I believe in preservation.

tom j
03:50 PM
09/09/2009

One of the classic buildings of the County - and I want to elementary school there - 1956-60.

Anonymous
04:14 PM
09/09/2009

This building is where I attended my first 3 years of Elementary School, so there is sentimental attachment for that reason. However, this building and the old high school next door remain an integral part of the charm of downtown Canton.

Lowell L
04:36 PM
09/09/2009

There is simply no building more deserving of preservation in the state of Georgia. It is still in a condition that will lend itself to renovation and will be a wonderful site of which all will be proud. It and the high school will serve as examples of how history can be preserved.

patricia m
05:16 PM
09/09/2009

My Mother, sister and I all attended Canton Elementary School. A lot of good memories.

Anonymous
05:36 PM
09/09/2009

It is such a beautiful building!!
My husband attended grammar school there---it has a very sentimental value, plus, we do not feel it is in bad condition.

Anonymous
05:50 PM
09/09/2009

I was a student there.

Gerry S
06:54 PM
09/09/2009

It seems to be worth saving and is a bit of Cherokee History to a lot of people in the county who attended school here.

Anonymous
07:16 PM
09/09/2009

Absolutely historical and sentimental!

Anonymous
08:57 PM
09/09/2009

It's a grand part of Canton & it's history.

Leisa W
09:00 PM
09/09/2009

The building dates back to 1914 and is a lovely area of our city. I do not see the point in continuing to demolish historical landmarks in Canton. If we keep tearing down buildings, we will not have any more historically important buildings that date prior to 1920.

Anonymous
10:09 PM
09/09/2009

I didn't grow up in Canton, but went to a school very similar to this one, and it was a sad day when the abandoned school burned down. I can understand the emotions of those who want to see this school building preserved and utilized. It is always disturbing to me to see an old building with architectural interest torn down and replaced with a new building that has no architectural interest.

Tommy J
08:21 AM
09/10/2009

It is a historically valuable building, very important to the history of Canton and memories of many residents and saving/restoring it supports The Main Street Program's mission.

Anonymous
08:27 AM
09/10/2009

Important building to keep Canton's historical buildings for their beauty and for their importance to the community.

Anonymous
09:04 AM
09/10/2009

I think downtown Canton deserves to have what is left of its historic buildings preserved! No historic site should be demolished without considering all options for saving it.

Anonymous
09:24 AM
09/10/2009

Preserving history has to be made a priority. I attended this school from grades 1 - 6 and it holds so many wonderful memories. Renovation is a much better option than demolition. Without landmarks such as this, the history of Canton will be lost to future generations. It would be a terrible shame to tear this building down. I can't believe its being considered.

Carter E
10:32 AM
09/10/2009

Mrs. Frank Palmer 1st grade, Mrs. Jim Jordan 2nd grade, and Mrs. Artie Lou Edge 3rd grade. My father, aunt. sisters and other relatives went there. It's been a Canton fixture for almost 100 years! Carter Edge

Anonymous
01:47 PM
09/10/2009

started first grade at Canton Elementary in 1945. Would not like to see it demolished

Anonymous
03:06 PM
09/10/2009

I went to elementary school in this building and it is a landmark in canton.

Anonymous
03:12 PM
09/10/2009

It is a nice school and again to preserve and remember history, in the old world you have the new and the ol in together and that is what makes it so wonderful, blending and growing but not destroying.

Maryelizabeth d
04:56 PM
09/10/2009

The exterior of this building is architecturally interesting, and its history is an important part of downtown Canton. Recently I attended a State Health Benefit meeting in the auditorium, and the accommodations and parking were convenient and comfortable. In 1969 as a speech pathologist, I did diagnostic and therapeutic work with students on the stage of the building because there was no other available space. Later our older son attended elementary school there.

Pam G
07:16 PM
09/10/2009

I went to Canton Elementary 2nd grade to 8th grade. I will never forget walking to school and Mr. Coker greeting us at the door.

charlotte l
03:40 AM
09/11/2009

three generations of my family attended there: my father,my self,and my three children.

William A. T
08:39 AM
09/11/2009

We cannot let this beautiful building be lost for a crystal cathedral.

Anonymous
02:04 PM
09/11/2009

I have seen too many of these beautiful old school buildings demolished. Save our historic sites!!

Anonymous
06:17 PM
09/11/2009

This was a place I worked for many years and it holds many memories for me as well as many others in the County. It is a grand old building and if preserved now before if becomes neglected will be an asset to Cherokee County.

Anonymous
05:30 AM
09/12/2009

Probably the most versatile of the endangered properties, and it would be a good example of downtown preservation.

Anonymous
02:38 PM
09/12/2009

This building could be rehabed and used in a new way while preserving a historical building.

Anonymous
04:01 PM
09/12/2009

Since I grew up in Canton I have a special attachment to the city and would like to see this building saved for personal and historical reasons.

Jennifer B
06:22 PM
09/12/2009

It is a beautiful building that enhances the historic part of Canton.

Anonymous
07:36 PM
09/12/2009

It was a tuff decision. I would love to see the the Stipling House restored as well as the store at the corner of Hickory Flat and Cherokee Drive. I just felt that the Canton Grammer School is located in the heart of Canton and if renovated could be utilized for the benefet of many citizens in Cherokee county. It is also a very attractive building.
Lisa Burk

Janice L
09:45 PM
09/12/2009

I wish I could vote for all of them, but will vote for the Canton Grammar School because of all the children who passed through her doors and made Canton the wonderful community that it is. It is so important to remember where we come from and the dedicated teachers who demanded our best.

Anonymous
09:26 AM
09/14/2009

The old Cotton Mill/ Board of ED buildings in down town Canton are some of the most stately buildings in the county

Anonymous
09:50 AM
09/14/2009

We must respect our past if we are to pursue our future.

Anonymous
01:00 PM
09/14/2009

This old school holds a lot of memories deep in my heart. I remember having to stay in the 1st grade a 2nd year because my family couldn't pay for my books. The next year, the Govenor helped to pass a law where books became free. A lot of history while that building housed students. It would be a shame for it not to be chosen.

Anonymous
02:10 PM
09/14/2009

Significant building architecturally and important to the city of Canton and Cherokee County.

KATHY D
03:25 PM
09/14/2009

Love this old school. Went there from the 2nd through the 4th grade before moving across the street to the "big" school. Can't believe anyone would want to tear it down.

Anonymous
04:27 PM
09/14/2009

The school is so much a part of so many lives in Cherokee County .
It is such a beautiful building

Anonymous
02:59 PM
09/15/2009

I want to see the historical sites preserved in our county.

Anonymous
03:27 PM
09/15/2009

I went to school here.

Bob S
09:19 AM
09/16/2009

I love old buildings like this.

Anonymous
09:24 AM
09/16/2009

Neat old building

Anonymous
09:27 AM
09/16/2009

I went to school in a building like this.

Matt R
09:47 AM
09/16/2009

This is a great example of historic buildings in Canton. I hope that someone can do something with this building and convert it to offices, or lofts.

JACK F
01:32 PM
09/16/2009

I attended all classes 1 thru 6 in this building. i think it should be turned into a museum of all the schools of Cherokee County, with pictures, lists of faculity as well as students, and yearbooks of each school. It was the first permanent (brick) structure school and originally owned by the City of Canton.

Don C
02:30 PM
09/16/2009

I was born in Canton in 1946 and even though I went to North Canton School, which was a small white boarded school, I always envied the kids that got to go to Canton in their new brick schoolhouse. Through the years I have been on many committies and have enjoyed the old school building. It is a part of Canton that should not be torn down.

Anonymous
02:05 PM
09/17/2009

I went to school there, and I believe it to be one of the most beautiful buildings left in Canton.

Anonymous
07:08 AM
09/18/2009

We must save our historic public buildings!

Carolyn K
11:49 AM
09/18/2009

Went to school here. Many fond memories.

Charlene W
03:00 PM
09/18/2009

I never attended the school but have always admired the beauty of the building. In my reasoning, renovate for Lawyers offices, government offices with 1 main reception area and staff for phone. Too many of the older building in the downtown area are not being used to efficiency.

D. L
10:40 PM
09/18/2009

This building was the pride of Canton when it was built. I've seen period pictures when it had white window frames and it looked great. It is a well-built, sturdy building even today, but needs a little TLC.

Anonymous
05:27 AM
09/20/2009

This is a significant building architecturally and in the city of Canton.

Anonymous
04:16 PM
09/20/2009

This is a beautiful historical building, and I taught there several years.

Anonymous
06:44 PM
09/20/2009

This is a great building for preservation as their are so many potential uses for it.

Glenn F
03:59 PM
09/21/2009

I attended this school in the mid 1930's and would like to see it preserved.

It appears to be in excellent physical condition and could be preserved with minimum cost.

Anonymous
04:17 PM
09/21/2009

I think the building is worth saving as a historical site because it is well preseved and has a rich history for Canton residents to enjoy.

Anonymous
11:06 AM
09/24/2009

Beautiful site that clearly is a part of our town and history for many, many generations.

Anonymous
06:48 AM
09/27/2009

This is a beautiful work of architecture and history that needs to be preserved. To tear it down and loose that history just to put up an ugly modern building is heartbreaking and it looks to be savable. I've seen things in much worse condition be saved. You could have college students taking Architecture and other classes work on the project for their internships and use people that need to do community service. There are many possibilities for labor and use of this beautiful building.

Anonymous
06:47 PM
09/27/2009

WENT TO SCHOOL THERE AND WANT TO PRESERVE WHAT WE HAVE LEFT . WE HAVE ALREADY LOST SO MUCH.

Anonymous
09:51 PM
09/27/2009

This structure is certainly worth saving!!

Walter S
03:14 PM
09/28/2009

It is important to save this treasure!

Anonymous
05:15 PM
09/28/2009

because my husband went to school here in his early years

Anonymous
05:54 PM
09/28/2009

I appreciate the beauty of the architecture and the significant link to this counties past.

Anonymous
12:32 PM
10/01/2009

It's a beautiful building, has historical relevance and deserves to be preserved as a tribute to education in Cherokee County.

Malinda C
04:38 PM
10/01/2009

It's A big part of Canton. I went to School there in fifth grade.

Barb R
02:34 PM
10/02/2009

It's a classic looking building and there aren't too many left.

Meg H
06:59 PM
10/04/2009

Beautiful piece of architecture and an excellent chance to employ sustainability concepts by "recycling" this grand old building, while keeping its historical context intact.

Anonymous
11:06 AM
10/05/2009

Beautiful structure, well built and deserving to stay as a part of our community. Has served so many, so well. Could easily be made to serve for many more years.

Anonymous
02:59 PM
10/05/2009

This important structure was the first "modern" school which the students attended - when grammar and high school classes were housed together. Some county students rode the train to attend this school. It has remained an important structure to the present as a county board office, staff development center, etc.

Anonymous
04:29 PM
10/05/2009

I'm voting for this school because it's still in great shape and it looks really great for a schoolk built in 1924.The school can last alot longer to me and it looks in the outside really just great!That is why I am voting for this school.

David M C
01:40 PM
10/06/2009

This is truly a piece of Canton, Cherokee Co. history - Eventually, the community will want to revitalize the downtown area and it would be a terrible admission to look back and realize then what we have now.

Marcia S
03:40 PM
10/06/2009

What a great opportunity for an office space. Someone that doesn't need a whole building or a large suite of space.
Renting individual offices space
and having a carosel of CENTRAL RECEPTIONISTS that serve each office would certainly give many that work from home a public face to their company at a fraction of the cost of a traditional office.

Anonymous
07:11 PM
10/06/2009

Historical site- Canton GA needs to enhance and rebuild what we have not tear down the past! We are generation to generation...

Henry W
07:57 PM
10/07/2009

A building we all (Anglos) can identify with.

Janice L
11:24 PM
10/07/2009

I started first grade around 1953 at Canton Elementary School and attended grades 1 through 8.

Anonymous
03:29 PM
10/10/2009

This is where I began school in 1942, and would hate to see it demolished.

karen S
09:53 AM
10/12/2009

This is my first choice

Wanda D
12:19 PM
10/12/2009

Lovely structure, too good to demolish just because it has a little age on it, in a location that is convenient for conversion to multiple uses for the community.

KATHY D
12:35 PM
10/12/2009

Loved going to this old school. It is still beautiful and could be renovated to preserve history as well as meet todays standards on the inside.

Anonymous
01:39 PM
10/12/2009

This is a classic property in downtown Canton.

Anonymous
02:03 PM
10/12/2009

The building is truly one to save. It's one of those "if walls could talk" sights!!

Sandra H
02:28 PM
10/12/2009

This is one of the beautiful old buildings that should be saved and used again.

Rhonda p
04:52 PM
10/12/2009

My mother went to High School here and I've gone to many singin's in the old auditorium. It's a beautiful piece of history that I would hate to see go!

Anonymous
05:16 PM
10/12/2009

I attended grammer school there.

Anonymous
08:50 AM
10/13/2009

Feel important to keep historical sites.

Anonymous
09:16 PM
10/13/2009

I think this bld. is important, not only to the city of Canton but to the whole of Cherokee county. Saving historic blds. in small town centers helps to keep downtowns alive. Also I see this as multi use bld.

Anonymous
09:17 AM
10/14/2009

Wonderful brick school house

Elaine T
11:29 AM
10/14/2009

What are you going to replace it with in downtown Canton? some ugly piece of modern junk, who's purpose could probably have been served with the current, beautiful, historic building? This is a wonderful building, and I've seen many schools turned into apts, offices - useful things that allow the historic building to stand while updating its use (see Federal Hill in Baltimore, for an excellent example).

Karen S
03:22 PM
10/14/2009

This continues to be my first choice. There are so many happy memories from those days.

Karen S
09:53 AM
10/15/2009

Still my first choice

Manley K
12:36 AM
08/24/2011

Re: Comment by Karen S at 09:53 AM on 10/15/2009:
This old building is definitely worth saving. I have many, many, happy memories of the school where I started in the first grade in 1943 in Mrs. A.V. Jones first grade. I lived less than 100 yards from the school, and its yards were my playground when I was very young, and growing up in Canton. The happiest times of my life were spent in and around Canton, and it was the best place in the world in which to grow up.

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