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John McIlhenny Home - Columbus, Georgia
N 32° 27.366 W 084° 59.591
16S E 688626 N 3592765
Quick Description: This Historic marker stands in front of the house it describes. It is located at 524 Broadway in Columbus, Georgia
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2008 1:42:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM4ZW8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
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John McIlhenny Home

John McIlhenny, Civil Engineer, City Council member and Mayor of Columbus 1873-74, lived in this house in the 1860’s. Mr. McIlhenny is recognized as the father of the Columbus public school system. Authorized by the Georgia Legislature in December 1866, Columbus’ was the first city-supported school system in the state. Mr. McIlhenny was noted for his invention of the McIlhenny Gas Meter. In 1877, he moved to Philadelphia where his grandson, Henry P. McIlhenny, became a world-renowned art collector. In 1983 the Historic Columbus Foundation moved the house from 944 2nd Ave., to this location because it was threatened by demolition.

Erected By The Historic Chattahoochee Commission And The Historic Columbus Foundation – 1985
Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 1985

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Historic Columbus Foundation

Marker #: Not listed

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