The following is from AI and text on the go fund me page
Upon acquiring the property in December 2023, the restoration journey began. The task has proven to be both daunting and costly. Years of neglect have exacted a toll on this once magnificent home. Overgrown vegetation had engulfed parts of the house, while the vibrant paint had faded into a ghostly memory of its former glory. As layers of grime and decay are meticulously peeled away, hidden gems emerge. The architecture speaks to the charm of its Victorian-era origins, boasting ornate detailing, intricate woodwork, and a picturesque turret. Original fireplace mantels adorned with intricate carvings and sealed-up pocket doors hint at the home’s former splendor. Abandoned and forlorn, we are fervently endeavoring to restore this timeless beauty to its former grandeur, prioritizing the preservation of its authenticity.
The restoration of this masterpiece serves as a symbol of resilience, community spirit, and the enduring allure of historic architecture. It stands as a living testament to a bygone era, beckoning new generations to admire its timeless elegance.
We humbly ask for any assistance you can provide. All proceeds will directly benefit the Holliday House Restoration Project, managed by Raven Historical Preservation, LLC. Your generous donations are tax-deductible. Join us in preserving history by contributing to the restoration of this historic landmark in Marion, South Carolina. Your support will enable us to revive this beautiful location for future generations to cherish.
To raise funds for the restoration, we will be hosting a variety of events including historic tours, paranormal investigations, auctions, yard sales, and more. Your participation in these endeavors will contribute to the ongoing efforts to breathe new life into this glorious home.