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

Library Ballroom / College Discotheque

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2018
1. Library Ballroom / College Discotheque Marker
Inscription.  
On the second floor of this site,
then known as
The College Discotheque,
The Allman Brothers Band
performed their first Macon, Georgia concert on
May 2, 1969
Presented by the
Georgia Allman Brothers
Band Association

 
Erected by Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association.
 
Location. 32° 50.288′ N, 83° 37.73′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Mulberry Street (Georgia Route 49) east of 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted directly on the subject building, at eye-level, just to the left of the front entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 652 Mulberry Street, 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. The First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bibb County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mulberry Street Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); The March to the Sea (about 500 feet
Library Ballroom / College Discotheque Marker (<i>tall view; showing related marker below</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2018
2. Library Ballroom / College Discotheque Marker (tall view; showing related marker below)
away); Jefferson Davis at the Lanier House (about 500 feet away); The Lanier House (about 600 feet away); Wilson's Raid To Macon (about 600 feet away); Christ Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Regarding Library Ballroom / College Discotheque. National Register of Historic Places #73000610 (1973)
 
Also see . . .
1. Library Ballroom History. The Library Ballroom was originally designed by D.B. Woodruff and was constructed in 1889 by the Macon Public Library and Historical Society to house Maconís first public library. During the 1960ís, known then as the College Discotheque, 652 Mulberry Street was a favorite venue for local musicians to play. It's been 45 years since the Macon nightclub sold $1 tickets for music fans to hear a new band under local management known as the Allman Brothers Band. The Allman's moved to Macon to be close to their manager, Phil Walden, and his record label, Capricorn Records. (Submitted on March 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Nomination #73000610
Library Ballroom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2018
3. Library Ballroom Marker
Library Ballroom
The Alman Brothers Band played its first paid gig here.
Historic Macon Music Registry
The Charles Cox Family Trust
. The ballroom fell into disuse, but was later acquired by the Historic Macon Foundation after it faced demolition in the 1990's. More recently, the building was purchased by Tony Widner, of Widner & Associates, Inc., who performed a complete renovation to restore the building to its original beauty. In 2007, the building was awarded by the Historic Macon Foundation for the renovations and was placed on the National Registrar of Historic Places. (Submitted on March 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Library Ballroom / College Discotheque Marker<br>(<i>side view; marker visible left of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2018
4. Library Ballroom / College Discotheque Marker
(side view; marker visible left of entrance)
Library Ballroom / College Discotheque image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2018
5. Library Ballroom / College Discotheque
 
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