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The Tupper House

 
 
The Tupper House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
1. The Tupper House Marker
Inscription.  This was the home of Dr. Henry Allen Tupper, grandfather of the wife of General George Marshall, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff, U.S. Secretary of State and originator of the Marshall Plan.

Dr. Tupper was pastor of the Baptist Church here for 20 years, but never accepted one penny of salary, as he was already wealthy. The 18 white columns on all four sides and the graceful, divided stairway make this house outstanding architecturally.

In ante-bellum days the daylight basement was used as a kitchen and an office.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 44.226′ N, 82° 44.477′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on West Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78) west of North Allison Street, on the right when traveling west
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 W Robert Toombs Ave, Washington GA 30673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tupper-Barnett House (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1877 Victorian (about 300 feet away); Cotton Warehouse (about 300 feet away); Site of the Confederate Commissary & Quartermaster's Stores (about 300 feet away); Washington Street Railroad (about 400 feet away); Benson Block (about 400 feet away); Washington Exchange Bank / Washington Gazette Chronicle (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tupper-Barnett House (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination for the house, which was listed in 1972 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974. (National Archives) (Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Henry Allen Tupper. Dr. R. Alton James discusses the life and work of Henry Allen Tupper, former Corresponding Secretary (now President) of the Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board). (Missions History Podcast, International Mission Board, April 2, 2019) (Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
The Tupper House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
2. The Tupper House Marker
The Tupper House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
3. The Tupper House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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