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The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy

 
 
The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
1. The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy Marker
Inscription. On this corner stood the Milledgeville Hotel built in 1858 while Milledgeville served as Georgia's capital. In 1903 Emily Norvell Hardy took over management of the hotel. She moved into the hotel with her two youngest children, including eleven-year-old Norvell who would later become known to the world as comedian Oliver Hardy. After his mother left Milledgeville in 1910, Oliver Hardy remained to take a job as a projectionist at the city's first movie theater, the Palace, located across the street from the Milledgeville Hotel. It was at the Palace that Oliver Hardy resolved to become an actor in motion pictures.
 
Erected 2005 by Georgia Historical Society, the Newcomers Club of Milledgeville and Baldwin County, and the City of Milledgeville. (Marker Number 005-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.79′ N, 83° 13.601′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Wayne Street and East Greene Street, on the right when traveling north on South Wayne Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Dover, January 23, 2011
2. The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Statehouse Square (a few steps from this marker); St. Stephens Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgia's Secession Convention (about 500 feet away); Troup-Clark Political Feud (about 500 feet away); Provost Guard Campsite (about 500 feet away); Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M. (about 600 feet away); Alexis de Tocqueville (about 600 feet away); Old State Capitol (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Oliver Hardy (1892-1957). From the New Georgia Encyclopedia
...Returning to Milledgeville in 1910, Hardy worked behind the scenes at a local vaudeville house and a movie theater. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEntertainmentNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,219 times since then and 142 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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