Lyons in Toombs County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lyons Garden Club Building
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
Location. 32° 12.172′ N, 82° 19.226′ W. Marker is in Lyons, Georgia, in Toombs County. Marker is at the intersection of East Liberty Avenue (U.S. 280) and South Lanier Street, on the right when traveling east on East Liberty Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 E Liberty Ave, Lyons GA 30436, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toombs County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of the Vidalia Sweet Onion (approx. 2˝ miles away); Paul Anderson (approx. 5˝ miles away); Peterson-Wilbanks House (approx. 5˝ miles away); McMillan Burial Ground (approx. 5.6 miles away); Unknown Confederate Graves (approx. 5.6 To Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (approx. 5.6 miles away); Minenwerfer (approx. 5.8 miles away).
Regarding Lyons Garden Club Building. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The Lyons Woman's Club House is significant in architecture, and social-humanitarian history. In architecture, the Club House is significant as a representative example of an early 20th-century woman's club house and meeting place. … It is also significant as a work of William Walter Simmons (1876-1951), a Georgia native, who began his practice in 1905 and eventually worked in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. … The Club House is significant in social-humanitarian history for being the meeting place of the Lyons Woman's Club which was established in 1928 after the demise of three other local clubs. The consolidation of earlier club memberships allowed centralization of talents and a combined diversity of interests. The club worked toward a variety of causes Including the elimination of adult illiteracy, promoting home economics for school girls, beautifying school grounds, preventing all at-large animals wandering about town, removing unsightly billboards, and sponsoring scholarships, to name but a few. The Club
Also see . . . Lyons Woman's Club House (PDF). National Register nomination for the building, which was listed in 1985. (National Archives) (Submitted on May 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.