The Sallie Ellis Davis House

The Sallie Ellis Davis House

In late 2008, Georgia College & State University President, Dorothy Leland, and Carolyn Thomas, Chair of the Sallie Ellis Davis Foundation, announced that Georgia College would be embarking on an exciting partnership to renovate one of Milledgeville's historic homes. The Sallie Ellis Davis House was the former home of a local educator who touched the lives of hundreds of African-American children.

In October 2008, the House became one of ten sites on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's 2009 Places in Peril. Coinciding with this designation was Georgia College's announcement to form a partnership with the Sallie Davis Foundation – comprised of a group of her former students – to renovate the House and open it as a cultural center.

This project provides Georgia College with a unique opportunity to build further the relationship between the university and the local community. The renovation and restoration of this historic home will cost some $379,950.

For additional information about the Sallie Ellis Davis House Project, click here:  Sallie Ellis Davis House

For information, or to make a donation, contact:

Bill Doerr
Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Phone: (478) 445-1236
Carl Vinson House
421 W. Montgomery Street
Campus Box 96


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