HISTORIC TAX CREDITS
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Built ca 1815 on the banks of the Darien River in downtown Darien, Georgia, the Adam Strain Building is one of the last intact tabby structures in coastal Georgia. It was also one of the only buildings to survive the Burning of Darien during the Civil War. The building utilized a method of construction developed in McIntosh County by Thomas Spalding. Oyster shell tabby buildings gained popularity along the southeastern coast in the nineteenth century.
Long abandoned, the Strain Building was purchased in 2020 as part of a sale that included the neighboring one story building built ca 1889 known as the Old Darien Bank.
Contributing resources in the West Darien National Register Historic District, the project will include a phased rehabilitation aided by the State Historic Tax Credit, State Tax Freeze, and Federal Historic Tax Credit.
Project Team: Landmark Preservation, Bennett Preservation Engineering, Lominack Kolman Smith Architects, Ethos Preservation