Hill House Plant Motifs

Hill House Plant Motifs

It is an absolutely gorgeous day here at the Folk School, 65 and sunny. I decided it was a prime day to get out and do some photography for a grant I am writing for the Hill House, the historic home of Brasstown Carver mentor, Murray Martin. One of the things I wanted to get a shot of was the plant motifs on all of the window casings and doors. These carvings were done by the Belgian engineer, Leon Deschamps, who designed many of the Folk School’s original buildings. After scrambling out one of the living room windows onto the front porch, I was able to get a couple of good shots of these unique images.

While I was out on the porch, I noticed how beautiful the view is from the Hill House. It might be the best view on campus (Yes, I know we are a non-competitive School). The fields stretch out in front and run down to Brasstown proper, and then on to the mountains. It occurred to me that this is going to be one of the best spots on campus for a jam. Lucky for all of us this is about to be a reality. Renovations start this month.

As many of you already know, we have received a generous $250,000 match grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to help renovate this historic structure. So if you would like to help out, now is an excellent time to make a donation since your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Your generosity can help us make this one of the most gorgeous spots on campus to sit and play some tunes.  Click here to make a donation.

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