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W. W. Law Preservation Week, September 19-23, 2016
On September 15, 2016, Savannah City Council issued a proclamation declaring September 19-23, 2016 "W. W. Law Preservation Week" in Savannah in recognition of the historic preservation contributions of Westley Wallace Law to the Savannah community.  Don't worry if you missed it, you can learn more about W. W. Law's preservation work right here!

“W. W. Law’s Influence on Today’s Preservation Landscape in Savannah: A Panel Discussion”

Recording now available online

Richard “Dicky” Mopper is co-owner of Engel & Vöelkers Savannah and advocate of the Savannah National Historic Landmark District. Mopper was a founder of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and the Downtown Business Association, and currently serves as chair of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority. He has served on the Savannah Historic District Board of Review and the Board of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

W. John Mitchell, past chair of Historic Savannah Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the Savannah Historic District Board of Review. Retired since 2011 from the nonprofit New Legacy Community Development Corporation, Mitchell developed more than thirty-five affordable new homes for low-to-moderate income Savannah residents.

Melissa Jest is the African American Program Coordinator for the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, also serving as liaison to the Georgia African American Preservation Network. Jest works with individuals and communities to identify and preserve African American sites and properties significant to Georgia’s heritage. Melissa Jest has over 15 years of outreach and preservation experience, including working with Historic Savannah Foundation’s Revolving Fund.

Hosted by Historic Savannah Foundation and the City of Savannah

“Law and Preservation,” Online Exhibit

Discover W. W. Law’s preservation work through his own collections, preserved in the City’s Municipal Archives, including photographs, correspondence and awards highlighting years of hard-work, dedication and local, state, and national recognition.

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Explore Laurel Grove South Cemetery

Celebrate W. W. Law's advocacy and preservation work by exploring Laurel Grove South Cemetery:

Laurel Grove South Cemetery
Address: 2101 Kollock Street, Savannah, GA 31415
Hours: open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission: none
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