Central Georgia Health System has begun demolition of a four-story building next to the Childrens Hospital in downtown Macon that will allow room for future expansion of health care services.
The 24,200-square-foot building is at 700 Spring St.
The hospital group partnered with the Historic Macon Foundation, which conducted architectural salvage operations to remove and reuse any architectural elements from the building, according to a news release. The partnership addresses mutual goals that preserve history and address future health care expansions, the release said.
The hospital will put a commemorative plaque on the exterior of any future building on the site to acknowledge the buildings history.
The building, which has been vacant about two years, has been referred to as the Middle Georgia Hospital Doctors Building and as the Apothecary Building, according to an email from Tim Slocum, assistant vice president of hospitality services for Central Georgia Health System.