Cedartown in Polk County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Cedartown Water Works, Woman's Building, Big Spring Park Historic District
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 34° 0.872′ N, 85° 15.545′ W. Marker is in Cedartown, Georgia, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of Wissahickon Avenue and Cave Springs Road, on the right when traveling east on Wissahickon Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedartown GA 30125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trail of Tears Cherokee (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Spring Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hawkes Children's Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ivy Ledbetter Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Polk County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Polk County Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Sterling Holloway (approx. ¼ mile away); Polk County Courthouses (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedartown.
Regarding The Cedartown Water Works, Woman's Building, Big Spring Park Historic District.
The Cedartown Waterworks, Woman’s Building, and Big Spring Park Historic District is an unusual historic district consisting of two quite different but equally significant community landmark buildings – the Waterworks and Woman’s Building –surrounded and linked by a landscaped public park.
The Cedartown Waterworks, Woman’s Building, and Big Spring Park Historic District is significant in terms of architecture for the 1892 waterworks and 1935-1936 Woman’s Building. The Cedartown Waterworks is as an excellent example of a small town public works building constructed in the late 19th century … The Woman’s Building is significant as a design by Atlanta-based architect Odis Clay Poundstone (1889-1974). …
The historic district is significant in the area of landscape architecture for the planned park and memorial area designed in the 1930s. Known as Big Spring Park since the city of Cedartown acquired the property in 1853, the park was left in a natural state until the Cedar Valley Garden Club of Cedartown designed and implemented a landscape plan from 1930 to 1934.
Also see . . . Cedartown Water Works, Woman's Building, Big Spring Park Historic District (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. (National Archives) (Submitted on May 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.