The Georgia Trust

2013 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN RESTORATION

Hill House at Andalusia
Milledgeville, Baldwin County

The Hill House dates to the mid-19th century and is an excellent example of a Plantation Plain farmhouse, common in rural Georgia. Hill House is a contributing building to Andalusia, the family farm of late author Flannery O'Conner, and a 2006 Georgia Trust Place in Peril. During O'Conner's time, Hill House was home to caretakers Jack and Louise Hill, for whom the house is named. With funds raised by the Flannery O'Conner-Andalusia Foundation, including a "Save America's Treasure's Grant" from the National Park Service and a Georgia Heritage Grant, the Hill House was restored to illustrate the Hills' life as mid-twentieth century tenant farmers on a dairy farm. The restoration was entirely structural, and included stabilizing the house and repairing or replacing in kind only the material that was beyond repair. No mechanical and electrical upgrades were needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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