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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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Old Richmond Academy Building

 
 
Old Richmond Academy Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
1. Old Richmond Academy Building Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed in 1802 by the Trustees of the Richmond Academy in which to operate the school provided for in its charter granted in 1783, which had been theretofore conducted in buildings between Reynolds and Bay Streets on the east side of Elbert (4th) Street, but which was abandoned in 1799 because of their dilapidated condition.

The school occupied this building until 1926, when it was removed to its present location on Baker Avenue, except that in 1863, after Chickamauga, the building was used as a military hospital and later taken over by Federal troops, who returned it in 1866. In 1929 the Young Men’s Library Association, founded in 1848, moved into the building.
 
Erected by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 33° 
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28.218′ N, 81° 57.724′ W. Marker was in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker was on Telfair Street east of 6th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 540 Telfair St, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Riot of May 11-12, 1970 (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical College Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Medical College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eve (about 300 feet away); Home of Nicholas Ware (about 400 feet away); Richmond County (about 400 feet away); The Augusta Chinese and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (about 400 feet away); The Signer's Monument (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
More about this marker. Inscription obtained from the Georgia Historical Society.
 
Also see . . .  Old Richmond Academy. History and architectural details of the Tudor-Gothic Revival building. (Society of Architectural Historians) (Submitted on June 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Old Richmond Academy Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
2. Old Richmond Academy Building
Old Richmond Academy Building Postcard image. Click for full size.
Via Boston Public Library, Tichnor Brothers Collection (Public Domain), circa 1930/1945
3. Old Richmond Academy Building Postcard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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Jul. 25, 2024