Preservation

 

Current Efforts

The Demosthenian Literary Society undertakes many projects in order to maintain Demosthenian Hall. Despite the Hall being built back in 1824, the Hall remains in excellent condition to this day; however, the Hall does require constant renovations and updates as the building is nearly 200-years-old. Currently, the highest priority is placed on replacing the seating in the Upper Chamber with new benches, along with the development of a bicentennial renovation of the Hall. This effort will be the first in a series of campaigns to restore the Hall to a more pristine and historically accurate state. While the Hall has a plethora of architectural and historical features, such as the ceiling medallion in the upper chamber, the seating is the most critical to helping the Society fulfill its original goal: to cultivate a correct mode of speaking. The plan is to install benches in place of the individual seating presently in the upper chamber. We have picked out benches and are in contact with the supplier, and will be making the purchase as soon as the UGA Procurement Office approves our application.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about current hall preservation efforts, please contact our Hall Preservationist, Ben Price, at benjamin.price@uga.edu.