If youve ever wondered how serious Macon is about safeguarding its architectural treasures — ones you may have never even noticed — consider the story of the wineglass.
The wineglass used to sit on a kitchen counter in a century-old house at 1658 Coleman Ave.
The people who left it there lived in the house until about a year ago.
The house, a two-story Queen Anne, and two others next door to it, for now, still belong to Mercer University. Last October, to make room for a parking lot at some new loft apartments along Montpelier Avenue, the houses were loaded onto giant haulers and towed to Oglethorpe Street on the other side of Tattnall Square Park.
In the 1960s, the houses had barely dodged Interstate 75 when it pushed through. Now theyre poised