Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Historic Macon Music Registry
private park. The columns
came from the original
Erected by The Charles Cox Family Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 32° 50.164′ N, 83° 38.014′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on D T Walton Sr. Way west of Poplar Street Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 573 D T Walton Sr Way, 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. Walton Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Percy Welch's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City Hall & Old Capitol (about 400 feet away); H&H Restaurant (about 400 feet away); The First Baptist Church of Christ (about Medal of Honor (about 500 feet away); Historic Home of Dr. James Mercer Green (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
Regarding Capricorn Park. Excerpt from the music history tour brochure:
Serving as Macon’s first “pocket park,” this space was developed by Capricorn Records executives Phil Walden and Frank Fenter to help alleviate city blight. The wrought-iron fence at the back of the park was salvaged from Rose Hill Cemetery, and the columns were saved from the original Wesleyan College after it burned in 1963. A portion of Frank Fenter’s ashes were once kept in an urn located on the right side of the park.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.