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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

700 Broadway

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
1. 700 Broadway Marker
Inscription. Situated on a lot that was part of Edward Lloyd Thomasí original 1828 plan for the city, this c. 1870 Victorian townhouse is the only one of its design in Columbus. Among the families which inhabited this house was that of Stirling Price Gilbert (1862-1951) a Georgia Supreme Court Justice, who served with distinction in that capacity for twenty years. Because of its desirable setting and architectural significance, this structure was acquired by the Historic Columbus Foundation in 1976 and became the Foundationís Headquarters in 1977. The only two story solid brick house in the Historic District, this property was listed on the national Register of Historic Places in 1969.
 
Erected 1989 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Historic Columbus Foundation.
 
Location. 32° 27.554′ N, 84° 59.584′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Broadway, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodruff Farm House and Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Pembertonís Country Home
700 Broadway House and Marker (Center) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
2. 700 Broadway House and Marker (Center)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pemberton Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker – Peters – Langdon House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Stith Pemberton (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. W. L. Salisbury (within shouting distance of this marker); Bricks & Clay Products (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Educational Institutions (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  700 Broadway. 700 Broadway is now used as the offices of the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc., responsible for much of the revitalization of the area. (Submitted on September 25, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Buildings
 
700 Broadway image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
3. 700 Broadway
700 Broadway image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
4. 700 Broadway
Sarah Turner Butler Heritage Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 28, 2006
5. Sarah Turner Butler Heritage Corner Marker
The marker is located in front of 700 Broadway. The text reads: Founded in 1966, Historic Columbus Foundation celebrated its 47th anniversary by honoring Mrs. Clarence (Sarah Turner) Butler. Through the vision and determination of this former HCF president and chairman, a total of nine historic structures, all contiguous and boarding on either Seventh Street or Broadway, were rehabilitated. Her leadership fostered the vibrant preservation movement in Columbus, Georgia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on October 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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