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Athens in Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Taylor-Grady House

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 23, 2010
1. The Taylor-Grady House Marker
Inscription. General Robert Taylor (1787-1859), a planter and cotton merchant, built this Greek Revival home as a summer residence in 1839. Shortly thereafter he moved his family here permanently from Savannah in order for his sons to attend the University of Georgia.

Henry Woodfin Grady (1850-1889) lived in this house from 1865 to 1868 while a student at the University. His father, William S. Grady, bought the house in 1863 and it remained in the family’s possession until 1872. Henry Grady often referred to this house as “an old Southern home with its lofty pillars, and its white pigeons fluttering down through the golden air.” The13 Doric columns are said to represent the 13 original states.

As managing editor of the Atlanta Constitution, Henry W. Grady became the spokesman of the New South. An impressive orator, he stressed the importance of reconciliation between North and South after the Civil War. The South today, with an economy balanced between industry and diversified agriculture, has made a reality of Grady’s dream for his native region.
 
Erected 1970 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 029-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
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By David Seibert, October 23, 2010
2. The Taylor-Grady House Marker
33° 57.687′ N, 83° 23.317′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Clarke County. Marker is on Prince Avenue 0 miles west of Grady Avenue (U.S. 129), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 634 Prince Avenue, Athens GA 30601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace (approx. ¼ mile away); America’s First Garden Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Camak House: (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Joseph Henry Lumpkin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lucy Cobb Institute (1858-1931) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Athens High and Industrial School (approx. 0.4 miles away); University of Georgia Botanical Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Louis H. Persley (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Regarding The Taylor-Grady House. The Taylor-Grady House is now owned by the city of Athens, and is used as a special events facility.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Taylor-Grady House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 23, 2010
3. The Taylor-Grady House Marker
The Taylor-Grady House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 23, 2010
4. The Taylor-Grady House
Built in 1839
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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