Historic Hillman House
Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority
Completed Sept. 25, 2010
The historic Hillman House is the second oldest home located in the Town of St. Paul and is located in the center of downtown St. Paul. The oldest structure, the Brown House, has been renovated and is now operating successfully as the Town's Rail Road Museum. Using the federal funds, an extensive renovation project was launched to repair damages and disrepair which the structure has sustained over the years. Renovations are complete and Hillman House is currently being used as a Welcome Center for the Town of St. Paul and home to the Appalachian Tourism Bureau. The Center provides visitors with information regarding the existing biking trails nearby, and will soon offer bicycle, canoe and tubing rentals, as well as showcase local arts and crafts. The renovated Hillman House may also house a tea room or small eatery. For now, it serves as a meeting and reception hall for various organizations and Downtown Revitilization committee meetings. The Hillman House renovation project serves as an example of what St. Paul is doing to bring business back to our downtown area.