The Gardner House
The Gardner House is an early 19th century brick hall-and-parlor house located on the Upper Green River Biological Preserve. The Flemish bond house is one of the oldest homes in Hart County. Since 2003, the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology has been active in researching and documenting the structure.
The first step was a student project to develop a Cultural Resource Management Plan and nominate the structure to the National Register of Historic Places. Students, directed by Tonya Taylor, then "mothballed" the structure to prevent further deterioration. Subsequent student projects included replacing mortar in the house, adding new gutters, and repairing and replacing historic windows.
The structure provides a valuable laboratory for students to learn about historic preservation. At the same time we are preserving a valuable historic community resource.
Click here for the link to a youtube video done by a previous student on the Gardner House.
Check out the blog done by the 2011 Museum Studies class about the Gardner House.
Read "More Than a Building" by Katie Wynn in the Potter College Magazine.
Listen to the radio piece that Rachel Hopkins produced about the Gardner House restoration.