(478) 452-0677 127 E Hancock Street, Ste C, Milledgeville, GA 31061-3413




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History of Hancock Branch

The newly opened Hancock Branch is located in the heart of downtown Milledgeville, Georgia.

A collaborative project between the City of Milledgeville, TLLS, and architecture firm Arcollab, this branch is housed in a historic building on Milledgeville’s Mainstreet. Originally a car dealership built-in 1919, the building has lived many lives, most recently as city offices and storage. In restoring the envelope and layout of the building, attention was paid to preserving historic details while implementing a program that meets the needs of a modern library. The original trusses, pressed-tin ceilings, millwork, and terracotta tiles were uncovered and restored to their former glory. An outdoor mural was added to replicate a car advertising mural from the 1940s and 50s. As a recent winner of the Georgia Downtown Association’s 2019 Award of Excellence for Best Public Improvement Project, the Hancock Branch is a unique example of an adaptive reuse project for public libraries in Georgia. At 7,328 sq. ft of overall space, the building adds another gem to downtown Milledgeville.