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Orange Hall Workday on June 25

May 30, 2016 02:00AM
The Orange Hall Foundation invites the public to participate in a special workday on June 25 called “Mending Fences.” The home is in need of some good, old fashioned cleaning and painting. Orange Hall is St. Marys, Georgia’s circa 1830-38 antebellum house museum, located at 311 Osborne Street in the heart of the historic downtown district. It has been said that Orange Hall was the first example of Greek Revival design in America. The name originated from the orange trees that surrounded the house. Worthy of magazine covers and movie sets, Orange Hall holds a special place in the hearts of all St. Marys’ citizens and is a beacon to history buffs who appreciate the grand beauty of this era. It is a frame 2-story building with clapboard siding, along with a gabled roof, and a front tetrastyle prostyle Doric pedimented portico.

Volunteers are asked to bring painting supplies such as brushes, rollers, pans, and drop cloths. Participants will be cleaning and painting the white picket fence that surrounds the property, along with cleaning porch railings and handrails. For more information contact Cory Sant at [email protected]