HSF's 13th Colony to Host Event Celebrating Preservation Month May 24th

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Historic Savannah Foundation’s young professionals group will join the organization’s Preservation Month celebrations with its ‘13th Colony Spotlight: Preserving Starland Dairy’ event from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Savannah’s Starland Dairy located at 2425 Bull St.

Built in 1932, the Starland Dairy supplied milk to Savannah residents through the 1980s. Though the building has been unoccupied for some time, it remains a fixture in the neighborhood with 30 years’ worth of art and graffiti coloring its industrial art deco façade and tiled interiors. This prominent historic property within the vibrant Starland District is currently being restored as a mixed use indoor/outdoor market so it can continue to serve as a gathering place for the community.

“HSF’s young professionals group is showcasing another phenomenal property that’s ready to embark on a significant rehabilitation. This is a special opportunity for our 13th Colony members to tour this distinct property, plus the event offers attendees a fun chance to network with other young professionals interested in preserving local historic districts while supporting the restoration efforts of Starland Dairy,” said HSF Membership and Volunteer Coordinator Chassidy Malloy.

Attendees will have the chance to enjoy Savannah’s finest handcrafted woodfired pizzas, courtesy of Big Bon Pizza’s planned pop-up at the event. 13th Colony, along with Starland Dairy owners Nate and Maggie Fuller, is hosting the evening with the support of the following sponsors: Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co., Choate Interior Construction Co., and Floor & Decor.

Historic Savannah Foundation is cultivating the next generation of preservation-minded community leaders through its 13th Colony supporters. The mission of the 13th Colony is to promote greater understanding and awareness of historic preservation and the goals of HSF to a younger audience, while also engaging their participation in HSF programs and building future HSF leadership.