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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Public Camellia Show

 
 
First Public Camellia Show Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 9, 2011
1. First Public Camellia Show Marker
Inscription.  After a revival of interest in camellias, the first public Camellia Show in the U.S. was held Feb. 5, 1932 at Burden-Smith & Co. At the suggestion of Henry T. Conner, immediately after the show, the Azalea and Camellia Soc. of America, forerunner of the American Camellia Soc., was formed with 48 charter members. Maconites serving as officers -- all of whom, with the Vineville Garden Club, directed the show -- were T. J. Stewart, James H. Porter. Dr. W. G. Lee, Henry T. Conner. J. G. Bailie of Augusta was treasurer. At the Dempsey Hotel, Sept. 29, 1945, the American Camellia Society was organized. Dr. H. Harold Hume, Univ. of Fla., was its first president.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 011-11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 5, 1932.
 
Location. 32° 50.168′ N, 83° 37.622′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on 3rd Street
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, 0 miles north of Cherry Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post 3 Macon (a few steps from this marker); William Arthur Fickling, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Rookery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Reed Music Hall (about 400 feet away); Wilson's Raid To Macon (about 500 feet away); Emerson Building (about 500 feet away); The Lanier House (about 500 feet away); Freemasonry in Macon (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
First Public Camellia Show Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 9, 2011
2. First Public Camellia Show Marker
First Public Camellia Show Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 9, 2011
3. First Public Camellia Show Marker
Looking north (in the northbound lane) on 3rd Street toward Mulberry Street
Camellia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
4. Camellia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on November 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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