“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Winnona Park in Decatur in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Agnes Lee Chapter House UDC

Agnes Lee Chapter House UDC Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tracy Marsteller, May 6, 2022
1. Agnes Lee Chapter House UDC Marker
120 Avery Street
was placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

July 25, 1985
by the United States
Department of the Interior

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US CivilWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 33° 46.266′ N, 84° 17.408′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Georgia, in DeKalb County. It is in Winnona Park. Marker is on Avery Street south of East College Avenue (Georgia Route 10/155), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Avery St, Decatur GA 30030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Decatur (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Decatur (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in DeKalb County (approx. 0.4 miles away); DeKalb County Confederate Monument Contextualization (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 0.4 miles
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away); Indian Trails of Dekalb County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Dekalb County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Regarding Agnes Lee Chapter House UDC. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The Agnes Lee Chapter House is significant in architecture as a good example of the use of the Colonial Revival style for a functionally designed meeting house that also is in keeping with its surrounding residential neighborhood. Elements of the Colonial Revival style include the accentuated front door with elaborate pediment/porch supported by slender columns and a symmetrically balanced facade with balanced windows and a centered doorway. Its design also embodies the historic character of the group for which it was built, and the grounds include a magnolia tree, symbolic of the “Old South”. The house is also important as an early work of Wilson A. Gosnell, architect, who worked for several prominent architects in Atlanta and later practiced out of state. The house is also significant in social/humanitarian history for being the meeting place for a local chapter of the United
Agnes Lee Chapter House UDC Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tracy Marsteller, May 6, 2022
2. Agnes Lee Chapter House UDC Marker
Daughters of the Confederacy, a membership club, whose goals are to commemorate history, help educate, provide patriotic and commemorative services, and especially to honor those who served the Confederate States of America. …

Also see . . .  Agnes Lee Chapter House of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (PDF). National Register nomination submitted for the building, which was listed in 1987. (National Archives) (Submitted on May 11, 2022.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2022. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2022.

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