Clarkdale Center restoration receives more funding

The Historic Clarkdale Community Center near Austell will receive more funding as a part of its restoration.

The center will be provided architecture and engineering design services from Croft and Associates Inc. for $73,100 as approved Tuesday by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. Updates will include American Disabilities Act accessibility, interior restroom design, a new HVAC system, an updated electrical system and Life Safety compliance with permitting and future bidding for construction activities.

The commissioners approved a contract Feb. 28 with Eastern Environmental Inc. for $73,750 for lead paint removal and exterior preservation.

This 6,800-square-foot center is inside Clarkdale Park, 5195 Clark St., Austell.

Constructed in 1934, the center is a wood-framed and sided structure with a large, open auditorium area, including a stage, kitchen and entry vestibule. The building is included in the National Register of Historic Districts as a “contributing structure” to the historic Clarkdale Mill Village, one of the last developed “factory towns” in Georgia.