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Valdosta in Lowndes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Drexel Park

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
1. Drexel Park Marker
Inscription. In 1916 five prominent Valdosta businessmen and civic leaders -- William S. West, Lowndes W. Shaw, Leonard F. Shaw, Daniel C. Ashley, and Owen K. Jones -- donated 11 acres to the city to create a public park. The deed stipulated that the property could only be used as a park. A section was set aside in 1925 for construction of the Woman’s Building, still an important social and civic center for women’s organizations and activities. Originally named Brookwood Park, the land was renamed in 1979 for Richard J. Drexel, a landscape architect who served from 1925 to 1959 as the city’s first Superintendent of Parks.
 
Erected 2001 by Georgia Historical Society, Lowndes County Historical Society, and the City of Valdosta. (Marker Number 92-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 30° 50.757′ N, 83° 17.195′ W. Marker is in Valdosta, Georgia, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of North Patterson Street (Alternate Georgia Route 31) and East Brookwood Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Patterson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valdosta GA 31602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Drexel Park Marker
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lowndes County (approx. one mile away); Valdosta Institute (approx. 1.1 miles away); Christian Science Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Carnegie Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Cotton Exchange (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nationsbank (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valdosta.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public WorkGovernment
 
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Drexel Park Marker
North Patterson Street is on the left
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
4. Drexel Park Marker
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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