Chamber Honors Princeton Building with Business Beautification Award

Gainesville, GA – December 6, 2004: As part of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Community Development Division, Business Beautification awards are presented quarterly to companies that promote attractive and well-maintained commercial areas and have made beautification efforts to their property.

The fall quarter winner is the Princeton Building and owners Danny and Brenda Pridgen and Karen and Heath Gayton. Building tenants include the Hudson Steam House Restaurant, Princeton Salon and Spa and Extreme You and is located on the corner of Main and Washington Streets on the Square in Downtown Gainesville.

The Hudson House was built in 1887 and became the Princeton Hotel in 1912. The original building was torn down in 1959 after damages from fire and an earlier tornado. The building was replaced the same year with Woolworth’s. The current building was designed by Heath Gayton to reflect the original Princeton Hotel design.

Awards are given based on beautification of the business area, gardening, landscape, building and some 10 nominations were received by the committee this fall. The Chamber’s Beautification Committee is chaired by Kristin Daniel, Carroll Daniel Construction, and the subcommittee for Business Beautification is chaired by Rusty Ligon, City of Gainesville.

For information on the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Committee, call Robin Halstead, 770-532-6206.