Refreshing Holly Springs Icons: The Hardin House Reinvigorated

The construction of Holly Springs Town Center marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the Holly Springs community. As we look ahead to all the excitement that’s to come, we’re also taking the opportunity to honor and celebrate the rich history of Holly Springs. One of the most important ways we are doing that is by reinvigorating and renovating some of the City’s most treasured historic structures that sit alongside the new Town Center. The first to receive a refresher is the historic Hardin House which sits at the corner of Hickory Road and Palm Street.

As part of the ongoing Town Center project work, the Hardin House has received exterior repairs and touch-ups, a parking lot, sidewalks and new landscaping. Today the Hardin House serves as home to the non-profit Cherokee FOCUS community organization which works to prevent youth substance abuse, enhance educational opportunities and improve housing alternatives for a stronger Cherokee County. The home also houses additional City offices. However, before its current use, the Hardin House has a long and rich history that is deeply intertwined with the story of Holly Springs itself.

The house was built in 1881, and once operated as a hotel for the railroad. Later, it was the home of former Holly Springs Mayor Tommy Hardin for more than 50 years. The home was recognized with a Preservation Award by the Cherokee County Historical Society in 2007 and has continued to be one of the City’s most recognizable properties with its commanding view of the railroad tracks and the Historic Train Depot right across the street.

Continued care for the Hardin House ensures that it will be enjoyed for years to come as it greets residents and visitors alike at the doorway of the new Holly Springs Town Center. Across the street, the iconic Holly Springs Train Depot will also be receiving a welcome refresher. Stay tuned for more details on the work at the Train Depot! Make sure to follow Holly Springs Town Center on social media @HollySpringsTownCenter on Instagram and Facebook or @Holly SpringsTC on Twitter to keep up with all the latest updates and progress. Or subscribe to our email list and get updates delivered right to your inbox.