The Newnan Centre and Amphitheatre is located at 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road. The construction of the Newnan Centre was mostly funded by SPLOST 2002 and the Amphitheatre was funded by SPLOST 2007. Prior to the construction of the Centre, completed in 2013, the City of Newnan did not have a convention center. The Newnan Centre is operated on an Authority Board basis and it is a great addition to the City of Newnan as it is the perfect place for corporate functions, weddings, and variety of other uses. With these events come increased economic opportunities for other local businesses through visitors utilizing the facility. More information about the facility can be found at www.newnancentre.com.
City of Newnan Project
Newnan Centre Total Costs: $3,127,747.78
Amphitheatre Total Costs: $2,907,961
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1904 Classic Revival Courthouse anchors the town square. It is one of 27 Georgia courthouses designed by famed architect James Wingfield Golucke, and remains his most ambitious design. The courthouse dome rises 100 feet above street level, and a four-face clock in the tower chimes the hour.
SPLOST funds were used to help renovate the Courthouse in 2012, including a full restoration of the beautiful copperwork adorning the dome, cornice, pediments, and railings. In addition to housing the Probate Court and Coweta County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Courthouse can be rented for events and filming.
Read more about the restoration and its challenges, or see more images of the stunning interior and exterior of the building.
Coweta County Project
Did You Know?
The project was selected for an Excellence in Restoration Award by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. And, copper contractor Steinrock Roofing & Sheet Metal won a North American Copper in Architecture Award from the Copper Development Association for 2010 and a Golden Circle Award from the National Roofing Contractors Association for 2011.