The Hall County Historical Society has recently catalogued numerous articles about the history of Hall County and Gainesville, written by local historians such as Lewis R. Richardson.  In addition to the stories by historians, many old newspaper articles, old pamphlets and photographs of Gainesville and Hall County are also available for research and reading for pleasure. They are permanently housed in the library at the old Piedmont Hotel, 827 Maple Street, Gainesville. The Gainesville-Hall Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. and The Longstreet Society, Inc. lovingly restored what was left of General James Longstreet's hotel and it is now open for tours also.The Piedmont Hotel's hours are as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday    10:00am - 4:00pm
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