FLANNERY OCONNOR-ANDALUSIA FOUNDATION INC via Crowdrise
November 15, 2010
BENEFITING: FLANNERY OCONNOR-ANDALUSIA FOUNDATION INC
Visitors to Andalusia may recall seeing a portrait of Louise Hill that is displayed on top of the bookcases in Flannery O’Connor’s bedroom in the main house. The portrait was painted by O’Connor’s good friend, Robert Hood, from St. Augustine, Florida.
When PBS filmed an adaptation of O’Connor’s short story “The Displaced Person” at Andalusia in 1976, the movie included interior and exterior scenes of the Hill house. It was an essential part of the farm complex in the 1950s and 60s and still is today. Andalusia is not just a place where O’Connor wrote her fiction – it clearly inspired many of her stories.
Several generous Friends have made donations for this restoration effort, which is the largest project undertaken by the Foundation to date. We have applied for both federal and state grants to save the Hill house, and we are appealing to private funding sources too. Government grants require a dollar-for-dollar match, so please consider making an extra gift this year to help us with this very important endeavor.