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Newnan, Georgia


Newnan-Coweta Historical Society  


41,600 sq ft


Presidential Pathways: Explore Georgia visits McRitchie-Hollis Museum


Coweta Life's Things To Do In Newnan, Georgia

NCHS + UGA's April Moon Present Coweta County Remembered

Project Details:

The McRitchie-Hollis Museum underwent a million dollar restoration in 2012 to return the stately historic mansion to its full grandeur. Retaining classic features including hardwood floors, original crystal chandeliers, beautiful mantels, and a vintage kitchen, the property enjoys rich architectural details, gracious proportions and abundant natural light. Hand-painted murals, a stunning two-story foyer, and sweeping curved staircase enhance the historic character of the interior space. And the landscaped lawns, private courtyard, and charming garden with mature magnolia trees, are the perfect outdoor backdrop for filming and special events.

Currently operated by Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, the McRitchie-Hollis Museum was originally built in 1937 for a society couple whose wealth came from Coweta's textile mills. The brick mansion was designed by famed Atlanta architect R. Kennon Perry, within a neoclassical palette motif. Nearing 100 years old, the exquisitely designed grounds have been used as a private family estate, offices for Newnan Hospital, and municipal buildings serving the City of Newnan.


Headley Construction was involved in restoring this beautiful historic building through a bequest designed to preserve the colors and styles of Georgia's grand homes of the 1930s and ‘40s. The museum serves as an informational hub with exhibitions from Native American to World War II, including exhibits of period clothing, decorative arts and artifacts. 

Services Performed:

Estimating, Value Engineering, Site Concrete, Masonry Restoration, Brick Masonry, Exterior Finish Carpentry, Interior Finish Carpentry, Wood Windows, Door Hardware, Glazing, Mirrors, Gypsum Board, Ceramic Tile, Wood Flooring, Carpet Tile, Exterior and Interior Painting, Wood Staining and Transparent Finishes, Interior and Exterior Furniture, Fire Extinguishers, Toliet and Bath Accessories, Residential Appliances, Residential Casework, Blinds, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing


Photos by Newnan Historical Society, Wedding Spot + Sarah Becker

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