The 4,200-square-foot home, located near the dog park in The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, was built in the 1890s as a home for the Harlin family, who used the land as a horse farm from the 1940s to the early 2000s, according to FOFP.
The nonprofit organization is working in partnership with the city of Franklin to raise $750,000 to restore the home. Once complete, the home will be used as rental space for weddings, events and fundraisers as well as a platform for educational opportunities.
“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,” FOFP Executive Director Torrey Barnhill said in a release. “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.”
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