A historic barn on the University Georgia Griffin campus will be converted into a cafe thanks to a $1 million gift.
The news was reported Thursday on the University of Georgia website, www.uga.edu/.
A story by Sam Fahmy says the renovation is possible because of a donation from the Dundee Community Association in Griffin, Ga.
Fahmy’s report says the nearly 100-year-old facility, which once housed mules that pulled plows and other farm equipment, will be a cafe that connects students and the surrounding community with the history of Griffin and Spalding County. The 3,900-square-foot Dundee Cafe at the Mule Barn is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018. The building is near the campus student learning center.
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The gift will completely cover the cost of the renovation and will create the first dining facility at UGA-Griffin.
The UGA-Griffin campus was established in 1888 as the Georgia Experiment Station. The barn is the second oldest structure on the campus. It was built in 1920 to demonstrate a new construction techinque to the state. Original woodwork remains on several walls.