Fort Oglethorpe's Downtown Development Authority discusses Sixth Cavalry Museum
Fort Oglethorpe's Downtown Development Authority met Monday, Aug. 20, and its opening discussion centered on the Sixth Cavalry Museum building.
An earlier proposal to buy the Old Post Gym building and move the museum into that building fizzled.
The deal fell through when the museum board and the city of Fort Oglethorpe could not reach an agreement on who would pay for maintenance of the Old Post Gym building.
Originally there was a total of $350,000 in historic preservation SPLOST (special-purpose local-option sales tax) money available to make the purchase.
The Sixth Cavalry Museum, with the decision made to remain in its current location, now must work to bring the building into compliance for the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act and make the building handicap-accessible.
Catoosa County will pay for these upgrades with $150,000 in funding. According to Chris McKeever, executive di-rector for the museum, "This is a win-win proposition for both the county and the museum, as well as the city to whom the building belongs."