Augusta Downtown Historic District facts for kids
Augusta Downtown Historic District
U.S. Historic district
|Location||Bounded by Gordon Hwy., 13 St., Augusta Canal, and the Savannah River|
|Architectural style||Greek, Italianate, Gothic revival, Federal, Victorian, Queen Anne, Second Empire, Beaux Arts, Romanesque, Classical, Craftsman, Art Deco, and International|
|NRHP reference No.||04000515|
|Added to NRHP||June 11, 2004|
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
Notable Historic sites
Downtown Augusta is home to many historical sites. Some of these include:
- Academy of Richmond County - 1783 campus— Built in 1783 and was the first educational institute in the state. It is also the oldest remaining building in the city.
- Augusta Cotton Exchange Building— built in the 1880s at the height of cotton production and trade in Augusta. Now a branch of Georgia Bank and Trust.
- Church of the Most Holy Trinity
- First Baptist Church of Augusta
- First Presbyterian Church
- Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art— Founded in 1937 and is the only independent non-profit visual arts school in the Augusta-Aiken metropolitan area.
- Joseph Rucker Lamar Building— Built in 1913 and, with 16 floors, is the third tallest building in Augusta. It was designed by architect William Lee Stoddart.
- Old Government House— Housed the seat of the local government from 1801 to 1821. Now a reception hall.
- Old Medical College of Georgia Building— Housed the Medical College of Georgia from 1835 to 1913. Now a conference & events center for the medical school.
- Sacred Heart Cultural Center— Built in 1900 and is a former Roman Catholic church. Now an events center.
- St. Paul's Episcopal Church— Founded in 1750, it is the oldest church in Augusta. Was burned to the ground in 1916 with many other buildings. It was rebuilt in 1919.
- United States Post Office and Courthouse
Downtown Augusta contains a large amount of historical homes, many being built in the 19th century. Some of these homes include:
- Brahe House
- Joseph Rucker Lamar House— Lamar resided here when he was studying law.
- Phinizy Residence
- Platt Fleming Walker d'Antignac House
- Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home— The residence of Woodrow Wilson until the age of 14.
- Zachary Daniels House
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