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McDonough in Henry County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Brown House

 
 
The Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
1. The Brown House Marker
Inscription.  
[First plaque]
Built by Andrew McBride
Revolutionary soldier
in the 1820s

Dedicated by
Governor Robert Daniell Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Colonists

[Second plaque]
This property
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected by Governor Robert Daniell Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 33° 26.741′ N, 84° 8.795′ W. Marker is in McDonough, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker is on Macon Street (U.S. 23) 0.2 miles north of College Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 Macon St, McDonough GA 30253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McDonough Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry County (about 800 feet away); The Right Wing at McDonough (approx. ¾ mile away); Ola Schoolhouse (approx. 1½ miles away); McDonough Public Library (approx. 1½ miles away); Detached Cookhouse (approx. 1½ miles away); Steam Locomotive (approx. 1½ miles away); Miller's Saw Mill Replica (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDonough.
 
Regarding The Brown House. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
… Serving as a hotel after 1883, it was voted by travelers of the times as "the most hospitable and home-like hotel between Macon and Atlanta." The hotel was owned and operated by Mrs. Sallie Knott Brown, a widow, and reflects one of the few occupations open to single women in the late 19th century. It was built shortly following the 1882 arrival of the railroad to McDonough, opening the city up to more outside commerce through the new transportation link. It was to meet this new commercial need, that is the business brought by the railroad, that Mrs. Brown expanded her hotel to include a second floor with a large dormitory-like room for travelers as well as individual rooms. Although hotels like this one were once common, they are now relatively
The Brown House Marker (secondary) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
2. The Brown House Marker (secondary)
rare; this is one of two surviving hotels in McDonough associated with the town's history of transportation and commerce.…
 
The Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
3. The Brown House Marker
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4. Brown House
National Register of Historic Places: Digital Archive on NPGallery website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   4. submitted on November 24, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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