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Pemberton Cottage - Columbus, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 32° 27.547 W 084° 59.557
16S E 688673 N 3593101
Quick Description: The marker is on 7th Street west of 1st Avenue, and replaces an older marker, describes the relocated and restored on time home of the family of John Pemberton, who developed Coca-Cola.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2017 4:37:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMV2AR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 3

Long Description:
Marker text:

Side 1
From 1855 to 1860 Dr. John S. Pemberton, originator of the formula for Coca-Cola, lived in this house with his family. Dr. Pemberton and his wife Ann Eliza Clifford Lewis had one son, Charles. As a druggist in Columbus, he originated several medicines before he moved to Atlanta in 1869. Dr. Pemberton died in 1888 and is buried in Linwood Cemetery. In 1972, Historic Columbus and the Coca-Cola Company partnered to save and restore the home. Originally located at 1017 3rd Avenue, the house and an outbuilding were moved to this site. The home served as a house museum until 2013.
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Top left: Dr. Pemberton and his family
Top right: In 1972, Historic Columbus took the house down to its original studs in order to restore its original shape.

Side 2
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[Drawing of Pemberton Cottage]

The Victorian details and a half-story added by a later owner of the home were removed when the home was moved to this site.
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: N/A

Date: 2015

Sponsor: Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.

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