Rebuild the Nail House
Originally built as a parking garage, the Nail House served as the peacock aviary during Flannery O’Connor's life at Andalusia Farm. The peafowl were ever-present characters found in many of her literary works. Sadly the Nail House deteriorated over the years, and the birds runs were taken down. The structure was eventually removed entirely due to safety concerns. Rebuilding the Nail House, with the bird runs and chicken coops, would paint a vivid picture of Flannery’s immediate world at Andalusia, and what was a powerful and pervading influence on her writing.
With your gift, we can recreate a piece of the history that has been lost.
Andalusia served as the home of famed American author Flannery O’Connor from 1951-1964. During the O’Connor’s residency, the site contained 14 buildings with over 520 acres of land that was used for dairy and beef farming. O’Connor completed the bulk of her literary work during the 13 years she lived at Andalusia, and the farm’s environment greatly influenced the setting of many of her writings. In August 2017, the site was gifted to O’Connor’s alma mater, Georgia College.
Today, Andalusia serves as a museum whose mission is to care for, collect, interpret, and exhibit items that illustrate the history of the site during the time which Flannery O’Connor lived on the property.
We need your help to rebuild The Nail House at Andalusia. Make your gift today to support the historical preservation of this site.
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