Assessing the feasibility of using Arnocroft as an historic house museum
Moon, Allison Anne
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Arnocroft, located at 925 Milledge Avenue in Athens, Georgia, was constructed in 1903 as a wooden frame house, and remodeled in 1933 to reflect the Colonial Revival influence popular in architectural trends of the day. It is significant to the historic fabric of the Athens community as an artifact of social history, architectural evolution, and landscape design. The house, decorative arts collection, and surrounding property were donated to the Junior League of Athens, Inc. in 1994 by Mrs. Eugenia Arnold Blount Friend, who founded this organization in 1935. During their stewardship, the Junior League has not articulated a specific use for the property. This thesis considers the historic significance of the site, examines the feasibility of operating it as an historic house museum, and outlines a plan to facilitate this proposition.