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The Folly – Muscogee Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 27.378 W 084° 59.515
16S E 688745 N 3592790
Quick Description: Located at 527 First Avenue, Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 7:21:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM3C1E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 9

Long Description:

The Folly


A dwelling has existed at 527 First Avenue since 1831 when Alfred Iverson wed Julia Forsyth, daughter of Georgia Governor John Forsyth, Elected to Congress in 1846, Iverson served in the senate until Georgia seceded from the Union. Two sons served in the Confederate Army, one as a Brigadier General and one as a Lt. Colonel. During the War Between the States, local contractor Leander May surely knew of O.S. Fowler's “A Home for All Seasons,” and not only built the front octagonal but also converted the Iverson into a smaller octagonal. “The Folly” became a National Historic Landmark of Architecture in 1975.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Historic Columbus Foundation 1985

Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 1985

Marker #: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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