Georgia Military College (GMC) has broken ground Friday on its plan to renovate and expand one of its buildings, Wilder Hall, which will soon serve as classroom space for GMC’s preparatory school, WMGT reported.
Wilder Hall has been where GMC cadets have trained for nearly the last 70 years. GMC received $6 million from the state of Georgia for the renovation and construction of the 17,000 square-foot Wilder Hall annex building.
“We took it to the general assembly. We explained that we’d like to take an old historic building, we would like to restore it and renovate it bring it back to safety code and compliance, and put it back into to use as [an] educational facility,” said retired Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, president of GMC.
The building will have three new fourth grade classrooms, three new fifth grade classrooms, and two other auxiliary type classrooms, according to the project architect.
Construction on the new annex will start within the next month and should be finished by Summer 2023, according to GMC.