Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The old restaurant on the edge of Downtown Lawrenceville was taken down to make room for a new park.
It all came crashing down late Tuesday afternoon. The old Edge's Cafeteria on the corner of Luckie and Clayton Streets was demolished. The land from the old restaurant, along with a number of neighboring businesses, will be used as a parking lot to be shared by the Lawrenceville Lawn and the First Baptist Church.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The old Edge's Cafeteria and a couple of houses just off the square are coming down to make room for the Lawrenceville Lawn.
The sun was setting over Lawrenceville and a piece of downtown’s history. “All this could be gone tomorrow,” Charles Whitehead said as he stood outside the old Edge’s Cafeteria Tuesday evening. The building with several broken windows stands at the corner of Clayton and Luckie Streets for now. The city is making room for the Lawrenceville Lawn—a new park that will be just steps away from downtown, across from the First Baptist Church. Demolition crews have already knocked down one of the homes behind the old restaurant. The one that belonged to Clarence Oakes, the local shoe repairman according to Whitehead. Edge’s Cafeteria and the blue house behind it that belonged to the restaurant’s original owners are scheduled to come down in the …
Monday, May 7, 2012
City leaders broke ground on the new park in Downtown Lawrenceville, Ga.
The first step in beautifying Downtown Lawrenceville was made Monday morning. Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson, City Councilmembers, State Representative Valerie Clark and representatives for the designers and contractors officially broke ground on the Lawrenceville Lawn. Lawrenceville Patch will have more on this story.
Friday, May 4, 2012
The groundbreaking for the new park in Lawrenceville will take place next week.
After receiving input from the public about what to name the park at Jackson and Luckie Streets, Lawrenceville leaders have decided upon what to call it. Lawrenceville Lawn. The choice was not one of the original options listed by the city in a public survey. Names on that list included : Lawrenceville Patch readers suggested other names for the park including Ezzard Memorial Park and Cherokee Rose Park. A couple of readers also suggested naming it in honor of the city's police officers. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Lawrenceville Lawn will be held Monday, May 7th at 10am at the corner of Luckie and Clayton Streets. What do you think of the name chosen for the park? Tell us in the comments section below.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A Gwinnett park continues to celebrate our nation's birthday.
McDaniel Farm Park in Duluth continues to celebrate our independence as a nation. Kids can learn from historical re-enactments, make patriotic crafts and more. Admission is just $5 and the event runs from 10am to 2pm.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Pack the basket and grab a blanket. We found great places for a picnic.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Freeman's Mill Park received award for restoring a historic property.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Lawrenceville's Freeman's Mill Park won the award for Excellence in Restoration from The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. The award was given out at the 34th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Macon earlier this month. The park was honored for their "tremendous dedication to restoring and revitalizing Georgia’s historic buildings and communities,” said president of the Georgia Trust Mark C. McDonald in a release. “We are proud to honor such deserving projects.” The Freeman's Mill was a working gristmill until it closed in 1986. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places that same year. Gwinnett County purchased the mill and surrounding 11 acres in 2002 with money from the Georgia Greenspace Program. T