Hall House Hotel, 1881, Dahlonega

On their website, the Hall House Hotel writes: The Hall House dates back to 1881 and is the second oldest building on Dahlonega’s historic square. Frank Hall originally built the Hall House as both his home and a boarding house. They go on to note that the structure has had numerous uses over the years including apartment house, campus housing and a single-family home. It’s presently home to a restaurant and two art galleries, as well as the hotel. It’s at the center of Dahlonega’s inviting downtown and the only hotel located on the square.

To me, this is one of the nicest examples of  Second Empire architecture in Georgia. The style is relatively uncommon in Georgia, though there are three well-loved Second Empire courthouses (Hancock, Newton, and Walton) and three with Second Empire clock towers (Fayette, Gwinnett, and Washington) in the state.

Dahlonega Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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