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S. B. Price Free Library, 1899 & 1934, Macon

In the late 19th century free public libraries were a relatively new concept but Macon Mayor S. B. “Daisy” Price wanted to open such a facility that would be free to all (white) citizens of his growing community. The library formally opened on 7 January 1900 and was named for Mayor Price, who had died on 22 November 1899. The structure’s entrance originally faced Orange Street and featured a turret but a renovation and needed update by the Civil Works Administration re-oriented the library and moved the entrance to 1st Street.

Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Hardy-Collins House, Circa 1854, Macon

This was built by William C. Hardy and sold a year later to Dr. Robert Collins, who served on the board that established Wesleyan College.

Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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C & K Grocery, Macon

This has likely been the home of other grocery stores over the years.

Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Queen Anne House, Circa 1900, Macon

I’ve been seeing this house overlooking downtown Macon for most of my life, and it has always been in this condition. I hope it’s restored one day.

Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Fears-Johnson House, Circa 1859, Macon

This Greek Revival cottage is located on the lot adjacent to the Fears-Knight House, and because the two are very similar in design, it is thought that Jessie Fears also built this one. It was purchased by Francis S. Johnson in 1860.

Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Fears-Knight House, Circa 1859, Macon

This Greek Revival cottage was built by Macon grocer Jessie W. Fears, who sold it to William Knight of Laurens County the following year.

Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Corner Grocery, Macon

Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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