By Kristi Reed
Next to the Auburn Library and behind City Hall stands a quaint building which once served as headquarters for the engineers who worked on the railroad that passes through downtown Auburn. Historic in its own right for the role it once played in the former railroad town, the building now houses decades’ worth of memorabilia and artifacts which tell the story of a small town’s growth from a rural farming area to a thriving metro Atlanta bedroom community.
“We have watched our population grow since the 1980s from about 600 people to a population of roughly 7,500,” explained Tracie Pollard, curator of the Auburn Museum and part of the city’s economic development and planning department. “We know a lot of people here don’t know the history because they are new to the area.” Read more.