THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – Thomasville's only National Historic Landmark will soon be open to the public again.
The Lapham-Patterson House, built in 1885, closed last June due to state budget cuts.
In an agreement with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Thomas County Historical Society will now operate and manage the house.
But the house will receive money for repairs from the state.
"As you can imagine, there's been some deferred maintenance so the state has committed between $100,000 to $150,000," explains Ann Harrison, the executive director of Thomas County's Historical Society.
"One of the biggest expenses is replacing the roof and also some exterior wood will be replaced. So they will have a very substantial investment in improving the property."
The Lapham-Patterson House will open sometime in June and will be available as a unique venue for meetings and special occasions.