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Andersen's Jewelers

Historic Macon Music Registry

 
 
Andersen's Jewelers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
1. Andersen's Jewelers Marker
Inscription.  
Raymond Hamrick,
“The Patriarch of
Sacred Harp Music,"
worked here.

 
Erected by The Charles Cox Family Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 50.231′ N, 83° 37.727′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on 2nd Street south of Mulberry Street Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 361 2nd St, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sidney Lanier (within shouting distance of this marker); Sidney Lanier's Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardeman Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Reed Music Hall (about 300 feet away); Library Ballroom / College Discotheque (about 300 feet away); Rookery (about 400 feet away); Emerson Building (about 400 feet away); Bibb County (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Regarding Andersen's Jewelers.
Andersen's Jewelers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
2. Andersen's Jewelers Marker
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Excerpt from the music tour's pamphlet:
Watchmaker, music composer, and Macon native Raymond Hamrick spent his career at Andersen’s Jewelers, owning the store for a period of time and working here until a few years before his death in 2015 at 99. Hamrick is considered the “patriarch of sacred harp music” and its shape-note tradition for which he will be remembered as a scholar, singer, writer, and song leader in sacred music circles.

 
Also see . . .
1. Raymond C. Hamrick’s Contributions to Sacred Harp Singing and Scholarship. Biography with family photographs, including of Hamrick working at Andersen's. (Jesse P. Karlsberg, Sacred Harp Publishing Company, posted Dec. 31, 2016) (Submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Sacred Harp Composer Raymond Hamrick (YouTube). Dr. Harry Eskew interviews Sacred Harp Composer Raymond Hamrick in this rare video footage. (uploaded by Jerome Gratigny) (Submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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