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TYLER HOME – LADIES AID SOCIETY - COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
N 32° 28.355 W 084° 59.263
16S E 689106 N 3594603
Quick Description: This stone monument was erected in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project which honors the formation of the “Ladies Aid Society” in March 1866 as the “first memorial association honoring Confederate heroes”.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2008 7:39:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM4H23
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 24

Long Description:
The Monument’s Plaques read as follows:

Side One:
TYLER HOME – LADIES AID SOCIETY

Where in March 1866, the Ladies Aid Society organized the first memorial association honoring Confederate heroes. “One Day” each year is theirs.

W.P.A. – 1936 – U.D.C.

Side Two:
LADIES MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
Organized March 12, 1865

Officers Elected
Mrs. Robert Carter – President
Mrs. Robert A. Ware p 1st, Vice President
Mrs. J. M. McAllister – 2nd Vice President
Mrs. M.A. Patten – Treasurer
Mr. Charles J. Williams – Secretary

W.P.A. – 1936 – L.M.A.

The Tyler home no longer exists at this location. The area has gone commercial and this lot is currently occupied by the offices of the Columbus Water Works. The cause for the confusion between the date of 1865 and 1866 between the two plaques is unclear. Since the war was still on going in March of 1865, it would appear that an error was made on the date on side two and never corrected. It is also apparent that the United Daughters of the Confederacy played a part in the erection of this monument since their initials are listed along with those of the W.P.A.
Project type: Marker/Memorial

Location: The Intersection of 14th Street and Veteran's Parkway

City: Columbus, Georgia

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Date built or created: Not listed

Website for additional information: Not listed

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