Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
From 1855 to 1860 Dr. John S. Pemberton, originator of the formula for Coca-Cola, lived in this house with his family. Dr. Pemberton and his wife Ann Eliza Clifford Lewis had one son, Charles. As a druggist in Columbus, he originated several medicines before he moved to Atlanta in 1869. Dr. Pemberton died in 1888 and is buried in Linwood Cemetery. In 1972, Historic Columbus and the Coca-Cola Company partnered to save and restore the home. Originally located at 1017 3rd Avenue, the house and an outbuilding were moved to this site. The home served as a house museum until 2013.
Top left: Dr. Pemberton and his family
Top right: In 1972, Historic Columbus took the house down to its original studs in order to restore its original shape.
The Victorian details and a half-story added by a later owner of the home were removed when the home was moved to this site.
Erected 2015 by Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Location. 32° 27.547′ N, 84° 59.557′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 7th Street west of 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 7th Street, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 700 Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodruff Farm House and Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Pembertonís Country Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker – Peters – Langdon House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. W. L. Salisbury (about 300 feet away); John Stith Pemberton (about 400 feet away); Bricks & Clay Products (about 600 feet away); Columbusí First Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Link to former marker located at same location.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on John Pemberton. (Submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Pemberton House (Cottage). (Submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 232 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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