Hayes House Restoration Project
The Hayes House was the historic Victorian farmhouse that long served as the anchor home for the Harlin family at Harlinsdale Farm. The Friends of Franklin Parks’ latest campaign is the complete restoration of the Hayes House. Friends revealed that more than $100,000 had been raised toward the approximately $700,000 project – and that anyone with an interest could get involved, one square foot at a time.
“People want to be a part of these important projects, and it costs about $200 per square foot to renovate a historic home in Franklin, so we’re selling square footage to our Friends,” said Torrey Barnhill, Friends of Franklin Parks executive director. “We can all ‘invest’ in a piece of the Hayes House – the ‘deed’ doesn’t come with any special privileges but the pride of knowing that we played a role in bringing it back to life.”
Once restored, the Hayes House could host special events, a fine art gallery, and offices to support the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Friends of Franklin Parks plans to release the full restoration plans in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in getting involved can reach Barnhill at firstname.lastname@example.org.