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The Cedars - HCC - Muscogee Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 28.330 W 084° 57.690
16S E 691571 N 3594603
Quick Description: The Cedars historic marker located at 2039 13th Street, Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 8:09:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM7X8M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 4

Long Description:

The Cedars


MIn 1836, John Banks and his wife, the former Sarah Watkins, both natives of Elbert Co., Ga., moved to Columbus, bought this property (then totaling 265 acres) in the fashionable suburb of Wynnton and began construction of this Greek Revival house. Already a successful lawyer and merchant, Banks became involved in banking and manufacturing, the operation of large plantations south of the city, and local philanthropy including the co-founding of the Wynnton School on his property. The Cedars, his family residence, boats 18-inch thick exterior brick walls and interior faux graining and marbling. It has remained continuously in the Banks family.

ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION AND BANKS DESCENDANTS 1994

Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: None

Date: 1994

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Banks Descendants 1994

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