Photo by Sue WatsonFrom left are Terry Porterfield, Health Connect America leaders Kasha Edgeston, Julie Garner and Holly Childers, and Terry Cook.
Polk Place, Featherston restored
Terry Porterfield of Ripley and Terry Cook of Holly Springs have completed the restoration of Polk Place and Featherston, two historic cottages on Craft Street.
The two men bought the cottages to preserve them and to find new uses for them.
“He got Walter Place and we bought these together,” Porterfield said. “It was the beginning of COVID in Holly Springs when we bought the cottages. There is potential here for growth of tourism and as venues for weddings, business meetings, retreats and private family gatherings.”
Eventually, Tina Porterfield will set up regular tour hours of the cottages.
“We are excited,” Terry Porterfield said. “I am thinking of purchasing other historic homes when they become available.”
Both cottages are completely restored and furnished.
Terry Porterfield and Terry Cook are also restoring the water park behind the cottages and the park will be available for tours as well.
Both expressed a “thank you” for all the positive comments during the restoration of these properties. It gives them great joy to turn the lights on and drive by to see the beauty of all three houses, Cook said.
The partners have been able to purchase local pieces to furnish all three houses, Cook said.
“Those are the most cherished,” he said. Cook and Porterfield gave Health Connect a tour of the historic cottages Oct. 27.
Health Connect has offices in Byhalia, Senatobia, New Albany, Saltillo and Gulfport. They are reserving the cottages for a retreat November 13, for staff.