Save the Elliott Hotel

My name is Doug Karnes.  I am an architect that grew up on a farm outside of town and graduated from McClain High School in 1984.   I have established a Facebook page called "Designing Greenfield".  I have advocated for locals to restore the buildings in the uptown business district to bring  new new life and vitality to our small town.  I have described many ideas for folks to consider.  I have decided to take the plunge and get a building of my own to restore.

The Elliott Hotel building is my first attempt at saving and restoring an historic building in Greenfield, Ohio. Many folks have expressed interest in helping financially and I would appreciate any support. There are many things to address before the restoration can begin. A hazardous material assessment, engineering studies, design drawings, clean-out, etc.

Not looking to make a million dollars, just want to bring an old building back to life and have the community involved in some fashion.

I have invested funds of my own.  I would appreciate any financial support, 1 or 5 or 10 or 20 dollars or whatever.  I assure you that all funds raised will go toward the Elliott Hotel project.

Thanks everyone! 

Doug Karnes
2536065_1449197[phone redacted]_funddescription.Interior corridor existing conditions.  Missing windows and crumbling plaster.
2536065_1449197[phone redacted]_funddescription.Fire damage and water damage in upstairs room.
2536065_1449197[phone redacted]_funddescription.Interior corridor at rear portion.  Peeling paint and piles of plaster on the floors.
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Doug Karnes 
Greenfield, OH
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