Contact the local housing authority to get the checklist for units. You can locate them by google or the HUD website. I don't know if the Historic Pullman Inn is considered a rooming house (hotel, motel, inn) or a full apartment. In GA, the problem will arise with section 8 if there is a shared kitchen or bathroom area. People have the right to rent in historic areas, in general. Sometimes landlords make the mistake of turning single family into multi family, which goes down poorly when all that extra trash and the extra cars stay too long. I live in an historic area of Atlanta and sued my next door neighbor for injuction of use. He turned a very large Victorian Home into a "rooming house". This violated county code for use. There were individual locks on room doors. There was not enough parking space. City fined them for having too much trash. Ultimately, the county told the owner, who was an attorney, that no roomers, only roommates or families.
I have had very good experience with renting to Housing Choice (section 8) tenants. In the past couple of years, they have really cut back on payments. Don't take under the table payments which is commonly offered here. There is a certain stigma attached to section 8, that is unfounded. I have a property management company and deal with hundreds of tenants. The covenants or rules of certain subdivision often limit the number of investors who can rent, and all tenant leases must by submitted for the HOA. People feel owner occupants take better care of the neighborhood. My opinion is that any rules that apply to owners, still apply to the owners when rented. There should be no difference in the exterior maintenance of the property. The neighbors are never happy to hear about section 8 tenants, so discretion might be key.