4442 J M Turk Road, Flowery Branch GA 30542
From The Gainesville Times:
Jehovah's Witnesses open new kingdom hall in Flowery Branch
The new Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall on J M Turk Road in Flowery Branch implements a new construction design.
A large plot of land on J M Turk Road in Flowery Branch was once covered by a forest, but has been cleared away in the last year to make room for a new Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Kingdom Hall. The hall opened in May after eight months of construction, said one of the congregation elders Robert Rankin.
The Flowery Branch kingdom hall was designed with a more modern, "educational center look," Rankin said. "This is the new design," he said. "You used to build them with a more residential look, with the sloped roof, you know. But in the long run, this outlasts that." His wife, Mary Rankin, said it is a commonly used international design, because it meets codes in just about any part of the world.
Robert Rankin said the facility is made of absolutely no wood, which saves time in construction because nails don’t have to be driven into planks. And the building’s flat roof allows air conditioning and utilities to be stored on top. The hall also has a dehumidifying system to help keep the temperature comfortable, Mary Rankin said. "I always have a problem being too cold," she said. "But this is great."
Robert Rankin and his wife Mary: