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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building

 
 
R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building Marker (top) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
1. R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building Marker (top)
Inscription.  [Top plaque]
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

[Bottom plaque]
The R. Kirby Godsey
Administration Building

This building shall forever stand as a lasting tribute to
Raleigh Kirby Godsey
seventeenth president
(July 1, 1979 - June 30, 2006)
Visionary leader, author, theologian, philosopher,
teacher, orator, mentor and community advocate

 
Erected by Board of Trustees of Mercer University (bottom plaque).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 32° 49.913′ N, 83° 38.89′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Coleman Avenue west of College Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Coleman Ave, Macon GA 31207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mercer University (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); The Cottage (approx. half a mile away); Monroe Street Apartments (approx. half a mile away); Philip Walden, Jr., Childhood Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mike Mills and Bill Berry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Paragon Booking Agency (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of Sidney Lanier (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vineville United Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Regarding R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building. Excerpt from the National register nomination:
[Architect Gurdon P.] Randall had to modify his plans for this building after the Chicago fire of 1871 destroyed his earlier plans. It is said that in re-drawing his plans, influenced by the fire, he added several fire protection features such as sand between floors under the fireplaces, a widening of the outside walls, making the inside walls fireproof with solid brick construction, and provided a water well from the 4th floor down.

 
Also see . . .  Mercer University Administration Building
R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building Marker (bottom) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
2. R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building Marker (bottom)
. National Register nomination (PDF) and photographs (PDF) submitted for the building. (Submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
3. R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building Marker
R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mercer University/Fair use
4. R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building
 
 
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 99 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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