The historic Reeves House in Woodstock – intended to house the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, but razed in 2018 after the building was found too deteriorated to restore – will be rebuilt at cost for the Cherokee County arts nonprofit.
The JW Collection will reconstruct the dwelling in partnership with Elm Street, the arts group said. The original dwelling, a farmhouse with 2,500 square feet, was built at 113 Elm St. in 1897.
Groundbreaking for the $760,000 project may happen in two to three months, with work completed about seven months later, said Christopher Brazelton, Elm Street executive director. “This opportunity that John Wieland and the JW Collection has offered us has truly been pivotal for achieving this project,” he said.
The re-created Reeves House will have an open interior featuring a gallery for rotating exhibits, a classroom, artist studios and a coffee shop/wine bar. The project is funded by community donations, foundation support and Woodstock Parks and Recreation impact fees. Information: https://elmstreetarts.org/