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Garrett and Sons - Columbus, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 27.779 W 084° 59.646
16S E 688526 N 3593527
Quick Description: Located at 11 9th St., Columbus, GA. in Muscogee County.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2008 4:50:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM3AJG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 13

Long Description:

Garrett and Sons


Joseph Simpson Garrett, a whiskey, tobacco, and groceries merchant, constructed this building in 1883 for his business, Garrett and Sons. This wholesale business was regarded as the first of its kind in Columbus. Garrett served as Columbus postmaster from 1897 to 1905. Many businesses occupied this building between 1900 and 1934 when Simon Schwob, a tailor from Alsace-Lorraine, opened Schwob Manufacturing Company. With the "factory to consumer" approach, it became the largest manufacturer and retailer of menswear in the South. In 1978, Schwob Manufacturing became Joy Fashions and operated here until 1988. Joseph Simpson Garrett, a whiskey, tobacco, and groceries merchant, constructed this building in 1883 for his business, Garrett and Sons. This wholesale business was regarded as the first of its kind in Columbus. Garrett served as Columbus postmaster from 1897 to 1905. Many businesses occupied this building between 1900 and 1934 when Simon Schwob, a tailor from Alsace-Lorraine, opened Schwob Manufacturing Company. With the "factory to consumer" approach, it became the largest manufacturer and retailer of menswear in the South. In 1978, Schwob Manufacturing became Joy Fashions and operated here until 1988.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission ; the Stone Tree Group, LLC; and the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc.; 2002

Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 2002

Marker #: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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