Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
placed on the
by the United States
Department of the Interior
inspiration and memory
Dr. D. T. Walton, Sr.
Dr. D. T. Walton, Jr.
Built 1887 — John Marks
Purchased 1936 — Dr. D. T. Walton, Sr.
Remodeled 1943 — Dr. D. T. Walton, Sr.
Remodeled and park built 1982 Dr. D. T. Walton, Jr.
Erected by Dr. D. T. Walton Jr. (second plaque).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 32° 50.158′ N, 83° 38.035′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of D T Walton Sr. Way and New Street, on the right when traveling west on D T Walton Sr. Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 591 D T Walton Sr Way, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Percy Welch's Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Capricorn Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mama Louise Hudson Mural (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); H&H Restaurant (about 300 feet away); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); City Hall & Old Capitol (about 500 feet away); Macon City Hall (about 500 feet away); The First Baptist Church of Christ (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
Regarding Walton Building. From Historic Macon Foundation:
The Walton Building, and the street it sits on, is named for Dr. D.T. Walton Sr., a local dentist and prominent Civil Rights activist. This building housed the epitome of successful African American business in the area. Multiple businesses were housed in the building from the original Dewitt Walton the dentist to Dixie Tobacco and Candy. However, the building truly flourished thanks to the Dixon John Radio Service and J L Montgomery Home Art Supply bringing city wide recognition to the district and this building in particular.
Also see . . . "The Soul Behind the Name" Part 2. Background on whom some of Macon's streets are named after, including Dr. D T Walton (Submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 4. submitted on November 27, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.