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Historic Callanwolde

This multi-purpose center for the fine arts was originally the home of John Candler, the son of the founder of Coca-Cola.  During a heavy storm, a large tree toppled over into the front of the house causing considerable damage to the timber framing, roof, walls and façade. PCS had all of the damaged timbers, rafters, stringers and beams milled from of old-growth pine at an open-air sawmill in the North Georgia mountains. An exact match clay tile roof was located in Houston, Texas, on a building that was being demolished which was  purchase and installed at Callanwolde. The intricate four-layer deep decorative scroll was fabricated from scratch out of cypress duplicating the ornate design layer by layer and  the stucco façade over clay tile was meticulously recreated using original methods and materials; finally, the windows were repaired and a stain-glass unit that was damaged was recreated by a local artisan.

During the entire construction process, the facility was in heavy use seven days a week and thousands of visitors, guests, participants, faculty and staff were accommodated with a minimum of inconvenience.