ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2017 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. Sites on the list include: Atlanta Central Library in Atlanta ( Fulton County); Calvary Episcopal Church and Lee Street Bridge in Americus ( Sumter County); Chivers House in Dublin ( Laurens County); Marble YMCA Building in Columbus ( Muscogee County); Gaines Hall, Furber Cottage, Towns House and Hamilton House in Atlanta ( Fulton County); John Rountree Log House in Twin City ( Emanuel County); Lyon Farmhouse in Lithonia ( DeKalb County); Mimosa Hall in Roswell ( Fulton County); Charles T. Walker House in Augusta ( Richmond County); and Old Zebulon Elementary School building in Zebulon ( Pike County). "This is the Trust's twelfth annual Places in Peril list," said Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Trust. "We hope the list will continue to bring preservation solutions to Georgia's imperiled historic resources by highlighting ten representative sites." Places in Peril is designed to raise awareness about Georgia's significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. Through Places in Peril, the Trust will encourage owners and individuals, organizations and communities to employ proven preservation tools, financial resources and partnerships in order to reclaim, restore and revitalize historic properties that are in peril. Sites on previous years' lists include: Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta was rebuilt after a fire destroyed much of the interior in 2014; Pasaquan, a visionary art site in Buena Vista, received a thorough restoration funded by the Kohler Foundation and is now operated by Columbus State University; the A.L Miller School in Macon is being transformed into affordable housing; the Rock House in Thomson is now owned by McDuffie County and will receive nearly $450,000 in SPLOST funding; the John Berrien House in Savannah is now home to the business office of the Queensborough National Bank & Trust; and Capricorn Recording Studio in Macon was acquired by Mercer University to become a local music incubator. Updates on these sites and others can be found at georgiatrust.org. Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation works for the preservation and revitalization of Georgia's diverse historic resources and advocates their appreciation, protection and use. As one of the country's leading statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations, the Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia's "Places in Peril." The Trust offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children, provides technical assistance to property owners and historic communities, advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts, and manages two house museums in Atlanta (Rhodes Hall) and Macon (Hay House). Editor's Note: Summary information on each 2017 Places in Peril follows. For additional background material and more information on each site including downloadable high-resolution images, please go to www.georgiatrust.org/news/2017pip.php. President and CEO Mark C. McDonald is available for in-person and telephone interviews. Call 404-885-7802. The Trust will premiere its 2017 list of the 10 Places in Peril in Georgia at a reception tonight ( Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016) at Rhodes Hall at 1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. The evening's activities, which begin at 6 p.m., will include remarks by Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Summary Information on each Places in Peril SiteAtlanta Central Library ( Atlanta, Fulton County)Constructed in 1980 as an internationally significant example of brutalist architecture, Atlanta Central Library was the last building designed by renowned architect Marcel Breuer. Atlanta Central Library was threatened with demolition when a bond referendum passed to fund the construction of a new central library. After much public outcry and a reevaluation of the existing building, the Fulton County Commission voted in August 2016 to use the library bond to fund the building's rehabilitation instead. Rehabilitation plans are pending, and there remains great concern that the project may not respect Breuer's original design. Calvary Episcopal Church and Lee Street Bridge ( Americus, Sumter County)The Calvary Episcopal Church was built in 1921 under the leadership of Reverend James Bolan Lawrence and architect Ralph Adams Cram, who was known for his Gothic Revival style collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings. Calvary Episcopal Church is surrounded by a historic residential area and is adjacent to an active railroad that passes under the historic Lee Street Bridge next to the church. The Calvary Episcopal Church and surrounding historic properties are threatened by the proposed demolition and replacement of the Lee Street Bridge. The replacement bridge, as proposed by the Georgia Department of Transportation, would be elevated to accommodate double-stacked railcars below. An elevated structure would have a significant adverse impact on the neighboring historic properties, especially the Calvary Episcopal Church.