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Jackson Morrison House

 
 
Jackson Morrison House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 6, 2021
1. Jackson Morrison House Marker
Inscription.  
Hartwell, Georgia
Recognized for its “Architectural and Historical Significance”
by the
State of Georgia
Department of Natural Resources Historical Preservation
and the
National Registry-of Historic Places
by the
United States Department of the Interior
under provisions of the
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
September 11, 1986

Governor Zell Miller • J. Leonard Ledbetter
State of Georgia • Commissioner, Dept. of Natural Resources

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 34° 21.742′ N, 82° 55.476′ W. Marker is in Hartwell, Georgia, in Hart County. Marker is at the intersection of Rome Street and Ricefield Road, on the right when traveling south on Rome Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 473 Rome St, Hartwell GA 30643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hart County Training School (approx. ¼ mile away); Horton-Vickery House (approx.
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half a mile away); Coca-Cola Bottling Plant (approx. ¾ mile away); U.S. Post Office (approx. ¾ mile away); The Broken V (approx. ¾ mile away); Hartwell REO Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hart County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hart County (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartwell.
 
Regarding Jackson Morrison House. Excerpt from the National register nomination:
The Jackson Morrison House is historically significant for its associations with Jackson Morrison, an important figure in the black community whose real estate transactions contributed to the development of Rome, the black neighborhood in Hartwell. Through Morrison's real estate deals, blacks were able to obtain land for development from white property owners in the city. Morrison also exemplified the small-town black entrepreneur who made money from farming and carpentry as well as real estate speculation.

Architecturally, the Jackson Morrison House is significant as an example in Hartwell of a modest early 20th century house that documents design principles,
Jackson Morrison House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 6, 2021
2. Jackson Morrison House Marker
building materials, and construction technology associated with Hartwell's black community. In many small Georgia towns, influential black residents lived in relatively simple homes. Morrison's modest house provides valuable commentary on black lifestyle in early 20th century Hartwell.

 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Jackson Morrison House. National Register of Historic Places nomination (PDF) with photograph (PDF) submitted for the house. (Submitted on November 8, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on November 8, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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