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Hodgson-Dodd Park (Clarke County)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 56.632 W 083° 23.702
17S E 278654 N 3758516
Quick Description: This is a 2 sided marker, detailing the lived of Hugh Hodgson and Lamar Dodd.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2005 4:50:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 21

Long Description:
In Their Springdale houses they shared the joys of music and the visual arts with friends, family, students and faculty. Hugh Hodgson (1893-1969) 570 Springdale was designed by architect Ed Wade and built in 1941 by Sam Wright for musician Hugn Hodgson and his wife Jessie. Here colleagues and visiting celebrities rehearsed the weekly lecture-concert Music appreciation evenings beloved by town and gown alike. From 1928 to 1960, Hodgson-pianist, conductor, composer, educator and tennis ace-chaired the University of Georgia's division of fine arts. He created glee clubs, a symphony orchestra, and a statewide music symposium. Hodgson performed more than 1200 personal concerts in America and Europe. With neighbor Lamar Dodd, he sought to elivate all Geirgians' esthetic taste and enjoyment of music and art. Journalist Ralph McGill called Hodgson "the Johnny Appleseed of music." Lamar Dodd (1909-1996) 590 Springdale was built in 1941 by Mathis Construction Company for artist Lamar Dodd and hid wife Mary. Here Dodd painted while he created at the University of Georgia "the finest art department in the South." Considered the premier artist born in Georgia in the 20th century. Dodd sought the essential truth in nature and in mankind's relationship to our world. His paintings hang in New York's Whitney and Metropolitan and Atlanta's High Museums, in the Georgia Museum of Art which he helped to found, in the Lamar Dodd Art Center in his hometown of LaGrange, Georgia, and in public and private collections worldwide. With neighbor Hugn Hodgson he shared the goal of making the fine arts a part of every Georgian's life.
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: Not listed

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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