Restoration of the Hotel Willard, Helena

Nearly three years ago, I reported that I had learned that this landmark, the most important surviving commercial structure in all of Telfair County, was being threatened with demolition. Soon thereafter, I learned that a local gentleman had stepped up and taken on its restoration. I’m glad to report that he has made a lot of progress, stripping paint off the brick and replacing windows. He has also done work on the interior, but it’s a slow process. I know there’s a long way to go, but how wonderful that someone chose to save this wonderful old hotel.


7 thoughts on “Restoration of the Hotel Willard, Helena

  1. Jesse Bookhardt

    As I traveled from my North Georgia home to my ancestral home in Jeff Davis County and back, over the years I have often admired this old Hotel. I surely hated it when it was reported to be destined to be torn down. It pleases me greatly that after all, this old South Georgia landmark will be saved. Bless the person who prized it enough to rescue it from it intended doom.


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