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Culture notes: Atlanta wins 9 statewide Preservation Awards; popcorn sings a Broadway medely at Fox

ARCHITECTURE
Metro places, people win Preservation Awards
Five metro places or buildings and three Atlantans were among the 24 statewide honorees at the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s recent 35th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Roswell.

Olmsted Linear Park received the Marguerite Williams Award, recognizing the project that has had the greatest impact on preservation in the state. The Ponce de Leon Avenue park also received an Excellence in Rehabilitation award, as did the Hinman Research Building at Georgia Tech, Wrecking Bar Brewpub and the Marianna event space and the John C. Godbold Federal Building. The Bitsy Grant Tennis Center was the Excellence in Restoration winner.

Other winners: Mary Gregory Jewett Award for Lifetime Preservation Service to Jeanne Cyriaque of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Historic Preservation Division; Camille W. Yow Volunteer of the Year Award, Rhodes Hall volunteers Bill Underwood and John Turman. HOWARD POUSNER

NUMBER OF THE DAY
4.5 tons
– Amount of popcorn popped by the Fox Theatre yearly. During a week when it’s hosting a touring Broadway show, the theater typically produces 600 gallons of popcorn per day. (”Les Miserables” continues at the Fox through Sunday. Info: www.foxtheatre.org.)  HOWARD POUSNER

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