Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Button Gwinnett Building
(1934 - 2004)
Constructed by Miles E. Ewing in 1895, the hotel was originally three stories tall with gingerbread balconies that wrapped around the corner of the then unpaved Crogan and Perry Streets. The local newspaper deemed the establishment a “First Class hotel.” A fireplace on the third floor caused a fire on January 9, 1927 that, in spite of efforts by Lawrenceville and Buford firefighters, destroyed the top floor and the balconies. Within months of the fire, local businesses teamed up and rebuilt the hotel, and the local Kiwanis Club named it the Hotel Button Gwinnett. Following in this tradition of restoration, William Carroll Jackson purchased the building in 1978 as an effort to revitalize the Lawrenceville City Square. Jackson's hard work and passion for the city helped preserve and establish the Hotel Button Gwinnett as a permanent fixture on the Square for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 33° 57.371′ N, 83° 59.36′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is at the intersection of West Crogan Street (Georgia Route 8) and South Perry Street (Georgia Route 20), on the right when traveling east on West Crogan Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 186 W Crogan St, Lawrenceville GA 30046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rhodes Jordan Building (a few steps from this marker); The Country Doctor (a few steps from this marker); Shooting Fish in the Streets (a few steps from this marker); Watering Trough 1873 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whacking Cane (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Banished Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Buggy Steps (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceville.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.