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.
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.