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BOE demolishes potential historic home
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In December Plennie Robinsons old home sat dilapidated on the side of Hwy. 9 N. in Dawsonville. The board of education planned to tear down the home to build a driveway, while city officials wanted to preserve the home. - photo by Allie Dean Dawson County News
Angie Smith, city council member, declared during last week's Historical Preservation Commission meeting that the home of former educator and sister-in-law to Herbert Robinson, Plennie Robinson, had been demolished. Smith and the HPC had been working to save the home at 534 Hwy. 9 N. from demolition after the Dawson County Board of Education, who owns the property, announced their intention to tear down the house in September 2016. Smith approached the board then about the potential historic significance of the house, which was built in 1948.