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Garrett and Sons / Cargill-Wright Company

 
 
Garrett and Sons Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. Garrett and Sons Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Garrett and Sons

Joseph Simpson Garrett, a whiskey, tobacco, and groceries merchant, constructed this building in 1883 for his business, Garrett and Sons. This wholesale business was regarded as the first of its kind in Columbus. Garrett served as Columbus postmaster from 1897 to 1905. Many businesses occupied this building between 1900 and 1934 when Simon Schwob, a tailor from Alsace-Lorraine, opened Schwob Manufacturing Company. With the “factory to consumer” approach, it became the largest manufacturer and retailer of menswear in the South. In 1978, Schwob Manufacturing became Joy Fashions and operated here until 1988.

Cargill-Wright Company

Built in 1902, the Cargill-Wright Company, candy manufacturers and syrup refiners, were the first occupants of this building. The building was also home to Penick and Ford, and the Hardaway-Cargill Company, both syrup refiners, and Mitchell Hosiery Mills. `In` 1930, Sol Loeb Wholesale Grocery Company moved here from its original 12th Street location. One of ten original customers of the William Wrigley Company, Sol Loeb was the first wholesale company to sell a case of Red Devil lye and one of the original members of the Columbus Telephone Exchange. The company remained in the building until 1989.
 
Erected
Cargill-Wright Company Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. Cargill-Wright Company Marker (Side 2)
2002 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission; the Stone Tree Group, LLC; and the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 32° 27.779′ N, 84° 59.643′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 9th Street 0 miles west of Broadway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 9th Street, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lummus Cotton Gins (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Residences (about 300 feet away); Columbus Iron Works (about 400 feet away); The Joseph House (about 400 feet away); The Columbus Guards (about 500 feet away); Columbusí First Theater (about 600 feet away); "Kinfolks' Corner" (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Garrett and Sons Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. Garrett and Sons Marker (Side 1)
Looking west on 9th Street toward the Chattahoochee River
Cargill-Wright Company Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
4. Cargill-Wright Company Marker (Side 2)
Looking east on 9th Street
Garrett and Sons Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
5. Garrett and Sons Marker (Side 1)
Looking southwest at the Columbus Iron Works(now the Columbus Convention and Trade Center) in the distance, and the Empire Mill, now the Marriott, on the left.
Garrett and Sons Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
6. Garrett and Sons Marker (Side 1)
The marker stands between the former Garrett and Sons and the Cargill-Wright buildings.
For some reason the marker has been turned parallel with the street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
7. For some reason the marker has been turned parallel with the street.
On the far left of the photo, the building is being used as the Columbus Visitors Center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   7. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on February 5, 2017.
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