A beautifully restored warehouse built by E.B. Mackey, the Ice House is believed to have been built in 1925 and operated as The Mackey Ice and Freezer Company. Over the years, it has served as Dublin Ice Company, Birdsey Feed Warehouse, and more. In 2007, the building underwent an extensive renovation by Gil Gillis. A descendent of E.B. Mackey, Gillis transformed the space into a special event venue that mixes southern grace and history with urban flair. In 2018, Dublin entrepreneurs Richard & Colby Mascaro and Rob & Jennifer Shaffer continued Gillis' work modernizing the space and exterior. Featuring exposed brick, an outside courtyard, and open space, the Ice House is the perfectly sophisticated backdrop for any event.
Magic 98.1 Studios
211 South Monroe Street, Dublin, GA 31021
Music to our ears
Dublin’s first television station began broadcasting here in January, 1991. Gil Gillis located the studios in his grandfather, E.B. Mackey’s, warehouse. Built in 1913 by L.C. Beacham, these warehouse studios remain an excellent example of adaptive use in building preservation, and now serves as the broadcasting home of radio station Magic 98.1.
Mackey, Perry, Prior Building
213 South Monroe Street, Dublin, GA 31021
Built around 1909, this 15,000 square foot warehouse served as three businesses for the partners simultaneously: Hugh Perry sold plumbing, Mackey dealt in lumber, and Mr. Prior worked electrical. The Mackey family owned the building until 1985 when it was sold to Wallace Smith who operated Shamrock Kiddie Rides in the space for thirty years. Gil Gillis purchased the building in 2016 and began an extensive restoration to repurpose the building as an event venue for small parties, weddings, and receptions. The former shop area that once rang with the sounds of saws and planers serves as Gillis' personal work studio for his photography and hot wax paintings. The upper floor features a 2,100 loft apartment with a wholly open floor plan.