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John Wellborn Root Birthplace Site-GHM 128-15-Stewart Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 32° 03.249 W 084° 47.765
16S E 708071 N 3548562
Quick Description: Maple St just south of Ga 27 in Lumpkin
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2010 7:37:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMA731
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
John Wellborn Root (1850-1891), world famous architect, was born on this site. The son of Mary Clark and Sidney Root, he was educated in Lumpkin, Atlanta, New York, and Claremont and Oxford in England. A pioneer in some phases of architecture, he designed plans for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and for the Fine Arts Building that became Chicago´s permanent Museum of Fine Arts. He devised the system of grillage foundations, now standard practice in architecture, and his work was "modern", honest and structurally true". He was a gifted musician, artist and amateur actor.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 128-15

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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