1st Headquarters of Habitat for Humanity, Americus

Alabama natives and self-made millionaires, Millard and Linda Fuller came to Americus by way of Koinonia Farm in 1965. Koinonia was (and remains) an interracial faith-based community south of Americus which promoted equality for all. Just being a member of the collective was a bold statement at a time when the Jim Crow South was being subjugated by emerging Civil Rights legislation and mandates.

This historic home on West Church Street served as Millard’s law office. When his family returned from a three year mission to Zaire in 1976, it became the first headquarters of Habitat for Humanity. The organization, which has become a household word, has been widely applauded for the good work they have done over the years, especially the construction of affordable housing for those who can’t always purchase them through traditional methods.

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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One response to “1st Headquarters of Habitat for Humanity, Americus

  1. Raleighwood Dawg

    Thanks for posting this, Brian. Millard, Linda and their children were/are all fine human beings. I’m honored to have grown up in this community surrounded by their passion for humanity. ☮

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