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Historic Augusta News Volume 42 , No. 2

The mission of Historic Augusta, Inc., is to preserve historically or architecturally significant structures and sites in Augusta & Richmond County, Georgia.

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Edmund Yaghjian, Gervais St. Antique Shop, 1950s. Oil on Board. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.


SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

Edmund Yaghjian, Gervais St. Antique Shop, 1950s. Oil on Board. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.




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Perfectly Aged: Historic Augusta’s Benefit Auction will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the River Room at Saint Paul’s Church downtown. This year’s event will feature a wine tasting coordinated by Toast Wine and Beverage. Augusta’s finest restaurants and caterers including Dixie Riverside, Go West Event Planning & Catering, The Pinnacle Club, Silver Palm Catering, Sleeping Bear Kitchen, and many others will provide an array of epicurean delights. Don’t miss your opportunity to bid on precious antiques, fine wines, and unique experiences during the silent auction. Admission is $100 per person or $50 per person for those under age 35. There will be a raffle for a teeth whitening package from Goldberg Dental, Kendra Scott earring, necklace, and bracelet set. Individual raffle tickets are priced at $20 or 3 tickets for $50. Please call Historic Augusta at (706) 724-0436 or visit www. to purchase event tickets. KB

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10 Anniversary

Don’t miss Historic Augusta’s 10th Annual Walk with the Spirits Tour, held this year in historic Summerville Cemetery on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, The cemetery tour will give patrons the opportunity to learn about Augusta’s rich history through the lives of some of its most notable citizens. Forty-five minute guided tours begin every 20 minutes from 2:00 pm each day, with the last tour starting at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $15 per person or $10 per person for students age 5-18. Groups of 10 or more pay $10 per person. Tours are not recommended for children under age five. Reservations are recommended. Sponsorship opportunities are available and include an opportunity to “sip” with the spirits following the last tour on Sunday. To make a tour reservation, sponsor the event, or for more information, contact Historic Augusta at 706-724-0436 or visit KB FEATURED SPIRITS THIS YEAR INCLUDE: Job A.A. W. Clark (1850-1919): President of the Globe Mills located between 12th and 13th Streets in the falls between the second and third levels. One of the most successful textile mills in Augusta. Sarah Whatley Hickman (1825-1900) - Wife of Hamilton Hillard Hickman, president of the Graniteville Manufacturing Company, one of the first large scale mill villages in the South. James Meriwether Hull (1884-1975): Attorney and founder of the Hull & Barrett Law Firm. Hull served as the first President of the Rotary Club in Augusta which was organized in 1914 and held weekly meetings in the old Albion Hotel. John Clinton Lee (1850-1916): Proprietor of a wholesale grocery business in Augusta, with his brother-in-law, Mr. John T. Bothwell. The company, known as the Lee-Bothwell Grocery Company, operated until 1900 when Lee took over the Augusta Grocery Company. Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. (1831-1893) One of the most notable attorneys and historians in all of Georgia. The Jones family made their home at Montrose that boasted a collection of leather-bound books including illustrated copies of Jones’ own writings, Civil War era letters, and autographs from the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Rev. Samuel Stanhope Davis (1793-1877): Minister to numerous congregations across the South including the first Presbyterian Church in Augusta. Overseer of the Springfield Baptist Church, one of the oldest African American congregations in the United States. Rev. William T. Brantly (1787-1845):Organizational leader of the First Baptist Church in Augusta who raised $20,000 to establish a home base for Augusta’s first Baptist congregation. SPIRIT GUIDES Maizie Chrystie Chafee (1873-1941): Native New Yorker who summered in Augusta before making her home in Summerville. Chafee Cottage showcased Maizie’s gardening expertise while she traveled to show off her golf skills. Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans (1830-1910): Belgian horticulturalist known for Fruitland Nurseries, now the site of the Augusta National Golf Club. Species cultivated on the land still prosper today. Elizabeth McKinne Gardner (1784-1872): Wife of James Gardner, Sr., a prominent Augustan merchant and mother to 11 children including James T. Gardner, Jr., the editor of the Augusta Constitutionalist. At the time of her death, Elizabeth was considered the oldest resident of Augusta at the age of 89. James D. Mackie, MD (1818-1854): Noted physician who succumbed to Augusta’s Yellow Fever epidemic of 1854, the very disease he was fighting to prevent and eradicate.

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preservation briefs

FALL 2016

The Zachariah Daniel House at 448 Greene Street has a new owner, Mark Donahue, and is undergoing a certified rehabilitation. Named to Historic Augusta’s 2015 Endangered Properties List, it is a textbook example of the late 19th Century Second Empire style. The 3-story brick residence built in the late 19th Century features a slate mansard roof, metal hoods over windows and doors, quoins on corners and outstanding Victorian era millwork. The house will be sensitively converted into apartments. This removes a building from the endangered list that has long been a concern for Augusta preservationists in the Downtown Augusta Historic District. EM

In progress!

Augusta has a newly designated historic district that will be known as Woodlawn. Presented to the Georgia National Register Review Board on August 26, the district is composed of an area between downtown and Summerville roughly bounded by Walton Way on the north, Wrightsboro Road on the south, Druid Park Avenue on the east, and Heard Avenue on the west. Made up of all or parts of 16 subdivision plats, the area developed as a streetcar suburb between the 1880s and the 1960s. Although it is primarily residential, it includes three schools (Richmond Academy, Tubman and Lamar), several small churches, and neighborhood businesses primarily on Walton Way, Druid Park Avenue and Central Avenue. It’s approval by the Review Board means that it is already listed in the Georgia Register of Historic Places, making homeowners eligible for tax incentives. Before federal tax incentives are available, it still needs to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a process that will proceed in the coming months. EM

The former Sue Reynolds School at 3713 Wrightboro Road has been rehabilitated and repurposed as the Vineyard Community Church under the leadership of Jeff Miller, the pastor, who purchased the property in 2014. The 1934 Georgian Revival style school building was designed by Augusta architect, Willis Irvin. It was closed by the Richmond County Board of Education in 2001 when a new Sue Reynolds was built further down Wrightsboro Road. Historic Augusta listed the school on its 2009 Endangered Properties List, and is delighted to see that it has found new life as a worship center. EM

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Another certified rehabilitation is the BoyceSydenstricker-Fuqua House at 2110 Gardner Street in the Summerville Historic District. This 2 ½ story residence was built in 1919, and is a fine example of the Georgian Revival style that was popular in the early 20th Century. The new owners are Cathy and Dexter Aquinde. RA

Also newly listed to the Georgia Register of Historic Places is the Weiss-Steinberg-Bush House at 1300 Buena Vista Road, the site of Historic Augusta’s 2015 Cotton Ball in Forrest Hills. Built in 1932 by John and Virginia Weiss, transplants from Chicago, it is a fine example of the French Vernacular style. Augusta’s own Willis Irvin was the architect. It was purchased by Historic Augusta’s founders, Bill and Frenchie Bush as their own residence in 1956, and it was here that many early informal organizational activities were conducted in the mid-1960s. The house is now the home of the next Bush generation, George and Nicci, who have completed a certified rehabilitation. EM

Congratulations to the Georgia Society, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for receiving a $20,000 matching grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The money will be used to restore the historic windows at “Meadow Garden,” which was the home of George Walton, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. The 18th Century house was purchased by the DAR in 1901 and was the first house museum established in the state. The source of the funding is the Historic Preservation Fund, National Park Service, United States.

Construction has begun on the Miller Theater at 708 Broad Street. The certified rehabilitation is being undertaken by Symphony Orchestra Augusta under the leadership of project chairman Levi Hill IV. Lord, Aeck, Sargent of Atlanta and 2KM of Augusta are project architects, and the Christman Company is the general contractor. The $22 million project will include the theater as well as the adjacent building that was used as Cullum’s Department Store for many years, which will become the Knox Music Academy. Both buildings were carved from older structures, but were completed in their new configurations in 1940, although 710 Broad was subsequently remodeled in 1986. EM This Place Matters photo opportunity organized by the Miller Theater Marketing Committee in May 2016

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DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT RAMPANT IN AUGUSTA By Erick Montgomery, Executive Director The recent announcement that Goodale, the 1799 plantation house at 745 Sand Bar Ferry Road, would be demolished following a court order, highlights the simple truth that demolition by neglect is rampant in Augusta. Owners of historic properties throughout the city have been allowed to neglect their properties for years with impunity, resulting in structures that are considered “beyond repair.” Sadly, many are indeed allowed to leak and rot from within until they begin to implode. This is unacceptable on a number of levels. These derelict properties adversely affect surrounding property values. They encourage vagrancy, arson, and illegal activities. They negatively affect community pride that should be instilled in our citizens. They elicit derisive comments about our city from visitors and residents alike. And perhaps most importantly, this neglect erodes the irreplaceable architectural and historical character of the second oldest city in the state.

Owners of historic properties throughout the city have been allowed to neglect their properties for years with impunity, resulting in structures that are considered “beyond repair.”

Surely our existing codes are not being utilized effectively. Routine maintenance problems are routinely ignored for years until demolition is seen as the only solution by city officials. Why are maintenance issues not addressed sooner? If our codes are inadequate, why can’t we come up with innovative and enforceable laws that benefit our city’s character, and quality of life? Can’t we find both carrots and sticks that will help to encourage taciturn property owners to improve their properties, or sell to someone else who will? We present here a catalogue of historic buildings that have been lost in recent months. Something must be done to ensure that this longstanding trend does not continue, lest we become as pitiful as Detroit, or any number of other rust belt cities that are literally rotting to the core.

Goodale, 745 Sand Bar Ferry Road, East Augusta. 1799-2016

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Old Davidson School, 1114 Telfair Street, Downtown Historic District. 1933-2015

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Lyons-Callaghan House, 804 Eighth Street, Laney-Walker Historic District. Circa 1870-2016

W.S. Hornsby House, 1518 Twiggs Street, Bethlehem Historic District. 1916-2016

921 Telfair Street, Downtown Historic District. 1930-2016

Cauley-Wheeler Memorial Building, campus of Lucy Craft Laney High School, 1339 LaneyWalker Boulevard, Laney-Walker Historic District. 1924-2015

A.C. Griggs School, 1924 Grand Boulevard, Turpin Hill Neighborhood. 1933-2014

Breault Building, 916 Greene Street, Downtown Historic District. Circa 1880-2015

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Loft Tour 2016

BEST YET! The 2016 Downtown Loft Tour featured private residences and businesses in ten different historic buildings in the Augusta Downtown Historic District on Friday evening, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016. This annual event gave people a chance to see beyond building facades and to get a glimpse of what it is like to live, work, and play downtown. Thank you to Ben Casella and Steve Sanders for serving as our event co-chairmen this year, to the committee members for their support, to our generous Preservation Month Sponsors, to the gracious home and business owners for allowing public access to their properties, to Kruhu for donating graphic design services for the postcard that was mailed to our members, to the Metro Market for being our new day-of event headquarters, and to all of the volunteers who assisted during the event. The Loft Tour was a fun and memorable event for all who attended! KB

Meghann Robinson at her loft in the Lowrey Wagon Works

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Robyn Anderson Kuleigh Baker Ben Casella Erick Montgomery Wright Montgomery Steve Sanders

Property Occupants and Owners

Kenny Albrecht Christy and Michael Beckham Carmen and Eric Bindues Cheatham, Fletcher, Scott Architects Ansley Easterlin Amanda Haley Stevie Nadolsky Meghann and Chris Robinson Donna and Lawrence Smith Union Baptist Church Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman


D o w n t o w n Lo f t T o ur May 6 - 7, 2 0 1 6 Thank you to our Preservation Month Sponsors! Presenting Sponsor

Heritage Sponsors


Historic Augusta, Inc. Endowment Trust

Storey Foundation


Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman and Tricia Hughes

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Mr. and Mrs. James R. Davis, Maura and Brandon Dial, Hock Development Co., Paula and Larry Knox, Neita H. Mulherin, Dr. and Mrs. Glen Owen, Sr., Sancken Foundation, Strothers Printing, Inc.

Friends Rick W. and Robin Allen, Donsbach & King, LLC., Margaret Dunstan, Haltermann Partners, Inc. Harkrider and Demyan, Bob and Millie Hill , Frog Hollow Hospitality Group, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Market, Peach Contractors, Roy and Sarah Simkins, University Hospital

Alex Baker Susan Baker Stephen Beckett Corey Beckett Patrick Burgess Shelby Dodd Connie Dyson Christina Haupt Sara Hopkins Rich Howe Pete Hughes Tricia Hughes Julie Jones Elizabeth Kennedy Joyce Law Steven Masker John McBrayer Wright Montgomery Kimberly Oberkirsch Palmer Saggus Zekeyahi Scott Ryan Smith Jean-Marie Smith Shawn Smith Megan Sullivan Brandon Vernier Sandra Vernier Keith Watson Spring 2016 | 9

COTTON BALL A SUCCESS DESPITE LAST MINUTE VENUE CHANGE The threat of rain caused a last minute venue change for this year’s Cotton Ball and the event was moved from Twin Gables, the home of Augusta University’s President Brooks A. Keel and First Lady Tammie Schalue to beautiful Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Downtown Augusta. The former Catholic Church provided an historic backdrop for our annual membership event that took place on May 19, 2016. Special thanks to: President Brooks A. Keel and First Lady Tammie Schalue, the Staff of Augusta University, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Outback Steakhouse, Dippin’ Dots, Charleston Street Fine Flowers and Events, Mullins Management, Tiffany & Co., Ranco Tent Rentals, Transportation Solutions of Augusta, Royal Restrooms, Joe Willis, Dixie Riverside, Summit Green Solutions, Sally Kolar and The American Jazz Combo. This event would not be possible without the financial support of our sponsors and the time and effort from all of our committee members, staff, and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who attended this celebration of historic preservation in Augusta-Richmond County!



Robyn Anderson Freda Baker Kuleigh Baker Grace Belangia Davis Beman Kathleen Bogolea Lisa Bryant Whatley Bush Siobhan Carlile Elizabeth Donsbach Amy Hagler Gould Hagler Tony Lever Erick Montgomery Wright Montgomery

Christine Anderson Alex Baker Freda Baker Tom Battey Grace Belangia Dan Blanton Holly Blanton Kathleen Bogolea Steven Bogolea Allen Bonds Amy Bowers Bennett Bowers Joe Bowles Siobhan Carlile Tori Carlile Jack Deese Julie Jones Karen Kitchens Dan Leopard

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Tony Lever Wendy Lever Lillian Magruder Jenna Mattson Catherine Smith McKnight Jason Neely Rebecca Best Plankey Larry Rogers Rebecca Rogers Jennifer Russo Julianna Shurtleff Jonathan Shurtleff Catherine Wahl Phil Wahl Natalie Walls John Williams Adam Wyatt Suzette Verbeck Mark Verbeck

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Cameron and Tricia Nixon attending the 2016 Cotton Ball

Elizabeth Donsbach and NatalieSchweers at the 2016 Cotton Ball

Carolyn Aubrey Humphries


We regret to announce the passing of Carolyn Aubrey Humphries in Savannah on July 26th. Mrs. Humphries was the fourth Executive Director of Historic Augusta, Inc, serving first as Executive Secretary, 1977-1979, and as Executive Director, 1979-1983. During her tenure, Augusta’s façade grant program was established and studies were commissioned that eventually lead to saving Sacred Heart Church, the Old Medical College Building, and Springfield Baptist Church. She was director when much of the work was done on Courthouse Square adjacent to the Old Government House, and when the management of the Ezekiel Harris House was assumed by Historic Augusta in 1982. She served a term on the Georgia National Register Review Board, and after leaving Augusta worked as the director of the Historic Resources Commission of Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina.

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A native of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, she returned to her Southern roots when she married Dr. Arthur Humphries of Augusta. A proud descendant of Col. Robert Forsyth of Augusta, she was active in the Junior League of Augusta, and in 1968 was the first woman elected to the Vestry of Saint Paul’s Church, Carolyn Humphries and consequently the first (above) holds her treasures at Historic woman vestry member in the Augusta's Heirloom Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. Discovery Day on She was also a member of the November 21, 1980 National Society, Colonial Dames of America, and co-founded the first home health agency in Georgia. Her cremains were entered in the Colonial Garden at Saint Paul’s Church. EM

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Nominations In November, Historic Augusta will announce its 10th Annual Endangered Properties List and our Annual Preservation Awards. We are seeking nominations for both of these programs from our membership and the public. You can submit your nominations by using the forms provided on our website,, under the Preservation menu or by calling the office at 706-724-0436.

WILSON HOUSE BRIEFS Barbara (left), a docent at the Woodrow

Wilson House in Washington, DC stopped by for a tour of the Boyhood Home of President

Woodrow Wilson in July. Barbara is seen here with Stephanie Herzberg, our lead docent here at the house museum. We hope that

you’ll do a little Presidential tourism this

election season and stop by to learn about the 28th President of the United States at Georgia’s oldest Presidential home!

This past spring and summer have been

especially busy with large tour groups (right), school field trips, family reunions, and more! If you would like to schedule a tour for your group, please contact the Boyhood Home of

President Woodrow Wilson at (706) 722-9828 for more information about special group rates and opening hours. KB

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Preservation Tool Bookmark: Georgia’s Natural, Archaeological, and Historic Resources GIS

With the recent completion of Historic Resources Survey for the Summerville Historic District and the Harrisburg-West End Historic District finished in 2012, where can the data that was gathered be accessed? Unlike the paper historic resource survey files that can be found at Historic Augusta and other repositories across the state, recently completed surveys are electronically cataloged and stored through GNAHRGIS, or Georgia’s Natural, Archaeological, and Historic Resources GIS. Information is compiled by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Through a partnership with the Georgia Archaeological Site File at the University of Georgia, it is easily accessed by the public through the website By simply checking the acknowledgement box on the main landing page, you have the ability to search the database for historic resources and properties, learn particular architectural styles and types within survey boundaries, construction dates, and view photographic images uploaded to the resource’s assigned identification number. There is a training option while in the database to assist the public with navigating the map layers and search features, or you may call Historic Augusta to ask questions and receive additional pointers to use this preservation tool for your personal or professional projects. RA

Interior Storm Windows Update This fall, Historic Augusta’s Sustainability Demonstration Project will enter its third year. The project, made possible by grants from both the Creel Harison Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, enabled Historic Augusta to purchase custom made interior storm windows that were installed throughout the Lamar House, our organizational headquarters. Since their installation in fall of 2014, the staff has created comprehensive graphs illustrating kilowatt hour usage, monthly utility bills, and cost per kilowatt hour. Historic Augusta has also factored in average monthly temperatures in an effort to show our members and other old house enthusiasts that interior storm windows are a viable option for property owners who want to retain original character defining features like wood windows while embracing energy efficiency and weatherization. Historic Augusta routinely comments on applications for Certificates of Appropriateness at Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission meetings that applicants seeking to replace their original windows with new products first visit the Lamar House and talk with our staff and view the product for themselves before making the often unnecessary, inappropriate, and expensive material change. As the hot summer months retreat, cooler fall temperatures arrive, and the winter months are a few calendar pages away, take the opportunity to look into our demonstration project and the opportunities it may present for your home, business, or investment property. RA Historic Augusta News

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Louise Phinizy

We all know an organization is just as good and effective as its constituents and the singular loyalty of its employees. For a city of its size, Augusta offers a wide diversity of organizations devoted to the common good of the community. As a volunteer with Historic Augusta, I feel a love and compassion for the preservation of the many attractive historic buildings here in downtown Augusta. Several events are sponsored by Historic Augusta every year including: The Cotton Ball (in May), Perfectly Aged (in September), and Walk with the Spirits (in October). Historic Augusta offers a plethora of opportunities to volunteer at the events through prep work, registration, acting, and congenial presence. My personal and most creative efforts include working on the scrapbook. Since I started volunteering here I have learned so much about the heritage of Woodrow Wilson, his family, and his wives Edith and Ellen. I have become informed about the Wilson’s sincere involvement with Augusta through both faith and political maneuvers. Moreover, I have had the chance to work with dedicated, professional, and friendly staff members. Erick, Robyn, and Kuleigh are the best! So, instead of jumping into that pool in the back yard, how about making the cool and refreshing decision to join the Historic Augusta team. Just one caveat: tell us what YOU would like to do! LP

This year’s Cashin Memorial Woodrow Wilson Lecture will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home, 415 Seventh Street in Downtown Augusta. This year’s distinguished guest speaker will be Dr. Paul A. Cimbala, Professor of History at Fordham University in New York. Dr. Cimbala will present “When the War was Almost Over: The Freedmen’s Bureau, Veterans and Defining Union Victory in Reconstruction in Georgia, 1865-1870“. Paul A. Cimbala is Professor of History at Fordham University where he is in his thirtieth year as a member of its History Department. After receiving his AB at St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia, he moved to Atlanta, where he earned his MA and PhD at Emory University. Dr. Cimbala is the author and editor of several books, including Under the Guardianship of the Nation: The Freedmen’s Bureau and the Reconstruction of Georgia, 1865-1870 and Veterans North and South: The Transition from Soldier to Civilian after the American Civil War. We hope that you will join us as we mark the anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the Reconstruction Era in Augusta. Light refreshments will be provided following Dr. Cimbala’s presentation. This lecture is provided free of charge thanks to the support of the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta University.

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The Georgia State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution present the second annual Mulberry Soiree to be held October 1, 2016 at historic Meadow Garden. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres followed by dinner and remarks from esteemed guest speaker Neil Hortsman, one of America's foremost authorities on 18th century history and decorative arts. This event is limited to the first 100 who RSVP in September. Please contact Meadow Garden at (706) 724-4174 or visit www.historicmeadowgarden. org for tickets and information.

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New & Renewed Members, April 22, 2106 - August 8, 2016 The following list consists of personal members who have paid dues, new or renewed during the above dates. If you paid your dues during this period, your name should appear below by category. If your name is missing or not in the proper category, and you paid your dues during this period, please let us know. * denotes New Membership + denotes Upgraded Membership

Life Members Mrs. Clayton P. Boardman Jr. Mrs. Harold M. Boardman Mrs. J. Craig Cranston Mrs. Albert Gary Mr. & Mrs. Danforth Hagler Mrs. Thomas W. Hagler Jr. Mr. Levi Hill III Mrs. Stewart P. Hull Mr. & Mrs. Wayland Lamar Mr. & Mrs. John W. Lee Sr. Mrs. Cary S. Maxwell Mr. & Mrs. H. Allen Strickland Jr. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, in the State of Georgia, Augusta Town Committee

Heritage Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Kirby

Benefactor Mr. & Mrs. William T. Gary III

Mr. Thomas W. Brittingham, Jr. Mr. E. Robin Bohannon

Mr. & Mrs. James B. Trotter

Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell & Mr. Richard Swann


Mr. & Mrs. Tori Carlile

Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Anderson

Dr. & Mrs. Joe D. Christian, Jr.

Mr. Milton Avrett III

Dr. & Mrs. William L. Clark

Mr. & Mrs. Davis H. Beman*

Miss Susan deCamp Conger

Mr. & Mrs. John Czura

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Davis

Mrs. Margaret D. Dunstan

Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Dial

The Hon. & Mrs. John Flythe+

Dr. & Mrs. Wallace S. Edwards+

Mrs. Judson C. Hickey+

Mrs. Henry M. Marks III

Mr. Joseph Hill*

Mrs. Neita Mulherin

Mr. & Mrs. Bowdre P. Mays, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Whitney C. O’Keeffe

Rev. Dr. & Mrs. G. Daniel McCall, Sr.+

Dr. & Mrs. R. Glen Owen, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Fielding McCrary+

Ms. Laurie Pilcher

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Mirshak*

Ms. Natalie Schweers

Mr. & Mrs. W. Harold Moon

Mrs. Patti Ann Smith+

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Owens

Dr. & Mrs. Randolph R. Smith

Mr. Joshua Reid*

Mr. & Mrs. James B. Trotter

Mr. & Mrs. T. R. Reddy*

Mr. Jackson Usry II*

Mr. & Mrs. James H. Rigsby


Ms. Anne C. Sherman Mrs. Fred M. Sims+

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Hull

Mr. John Batson+

Ms. Sandy Swanson*

Dr. & Mrs. John Black*

Mr. Michael Taylor, Sr


Mr. Lee Bennett

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Vagovic

The Honorable & Mrs. Dudley H. Bowen, Jr.

Mr. J. Maxwell Vallotton

Mrs. Norma P. Calabrese

Mr. & Mrs. C. Barry Whitney, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Jim G. James Mr. & Mrs. William S. Morris III Dr. & Mrs. Robert Nesbit, Jr.+

Ms. Fredericka M. Flynt Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin R. Harrison


Mr. & Mrs. Leroy H. Simkins, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. W. L. McCrary III

Mr. & Mrs.Walter H.Alexanderson

Mr. & Mrs. Scott Moning

Mr. Jeff Asselin


Mr. & Mrs. W. Charles Moye

Ms. Deb Barshafsky*

Mrs. Charles Shaefer, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs.Thomas Battey

Mr. J. Noel Schweers+

Ms. Jane Daniel Bennett+

Dr. & Mrs. Harry C. Sherman

Mr. & Mrs. Colin Blacker

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Steinberg

Mr. & Mrs. R. Daniel Blanton, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Stacy Story III

Mr. & Mrs. Pierce G. Blitch IV

Dr. & Mrs. Rex Teeslink

Mrs. Jean Bowles

Mrs. Joan D. Tabb

Mr. & Mrs .Don Bray

Mr. & Mrs. Will Schaffer*

Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Allgood Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Ashmore III+ Dr. & Mrs. David Avery Mr. & Mrs. William H. Barrett, Jr. Dr. Deborah Bates & Mr. Gerald Woods Ms. Judith M. Becker Mr. & Mrs. Hal D. Beman III

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Mr. & Mrs. Henry Bridges*

Drs.Brooks Keel & Tammie Schalue*

Dr. & Mrs.. Michael Brittingham

Mr. Russell Keen*

Mr. Brett Burford+

Mr. & Mrs. Brent Lake

Mr. & Mrs. George D. Bush

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Landon*

Mr. & Mrs. Nixon Butt

Mrs.Lynn Liles

Mr. John Cates*

Mr. & Mrs.John B. Long

Mrs. C. Richard Chamberlain, Jr.

Mr. Mark W. Lorah*

Drs. Michael & Jackie Cohen

Mr. Thomas Lowenkamp*

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cosper

Mr. & Mrs. Chip Matson*

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Cranford

Mr. & Mrs. John McElderry

Mrs. Diana C. Crowley

Mr. & Mrs.Ben McElreath

Ms. Michelle Daugherty

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene F. McManus

Dr. & Mrs. J. Ben Deal

Mr. & Mrs.Scott McPherson

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Deese*

Drs. David & Gail Miller

Ms. Maggie DeLoach*

Dr. & Mrs. Jeremiah Miller*

Mr. & Mrs. Norwood R. Dennis

Mr. Andrew Mize

Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence D. Devoe

Mr. Wright Montgomery+

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Donsbach

Dr. Mark Newton*

Mr. Derek B. Dugan

Mr. & Mrs. Cameron Nixon

Dr. & Mrs. Dan Duggan

Mr. James E. Nord

Mr. & Mrs. Herb Ellis

Mr. Richard Oglesby*

Ms. Elaine Erneston

Mr. & Mrs. Travers W. Paine III

Ms. Cathy Field+

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Patterson

Mr. & Mrs.R. Leon Fitts

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick H. Perry

Judge & Mrs. William M. Fleming, Jr.

Ms. Summer Peters+

Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Gadziemski

Mr. & Mrs. John Phelan

Mrs. Mary Garland*

Dr. & Mrs. John D. Reynolds III

Ms. Mary Hill Gary

Mr. & Mrs. Enrique Romero

Mr. Herb Gilstrap*

Mr. Richard Ryan*

Dr. & Mrs. Adam Z. Goldberg

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy E. Schroer

Dr. & Mrs. Henry N. Goodwin, Jr.

Mrs. Rebecca Sibley

Ms. Michelle Grant

Mr. Sean Smith*

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Graves

Mr. & Mrs. Derek M. Snead

Ms. Hannah Greene*

Mr. & Mrs. Williamson S. Stuckey

Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Hagler

Mr. & Mrs. Tattnall Thompson

Mr. & Mrs. David Hardy

Mr. James Vance

Ms. Helen Hendee

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Verbeck

Mr. & Mrs. David Henderson

Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Wahl II

Mr. Keith Henry

Mr. & Mrs. Clay Ward

Mr. & Mrs. David Hogan

Ms. Carla Wheeler

Mr. Phil Howard

Mr. & Mrs. Barry S. Wheeler

Ms. Helen E. Howard

Mr. Lucien Z. Williams

Dr. & Mrs.Jerry Howington

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Woodhurst III

Mr. Ben Hunter*

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Wright

Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin A. Jackson

Mr. Rob Zeyfang*

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Jackson+ Ms. Mary Johnson

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Individual Dr. Robert J. Adams Ms. Jacquelyn R. Andrews* Ms. Freda Baker Mrs. Kari Baker Mrs. Martha Baxter Mrs. Elaine Benton Ms. Lorraine Braswell Mrs. John G. Brown Ms. Mary L. Bryans Ms. Kathy Burd Ms. Sheryl Chambers Mrs. Karen Cook Ms. Vicki Dale Mr. Jeff Drake Mr. Dan Duggan III Mr. Allen Edmunds* Mr. Clyde Farr Mrs. Sandra Fenstermacher Ms. Michele Golosky* Ms. Mary Henderson* Mr. Nathan M. Jolles Mrs. Jacqueline P. Kennedy Mrs. Terrance Kuske Ms. Caroline Lambert Mrs. Barbara B. McCutcheon Ms. Barbara A. McGahee Mr. Brett Montroy* Ms. Libby Osbon Ms. Patti Peabody* Ms. Louise Phinizy Mr. Louis Playford Mrs. Anne S. Proctor Mr. George Robertson Ms. Catherine Robertson Ms. Susan G. Rogers Ms. Jennifer Russ* Mr. Michael Schepis Dr. Clayton M. Shotwell* Ms. Ashley Hock Smith Mrs. Elaine Smith Ms. Jean-Marie Smith Mrs. Randy K Strozier, Jr. Mr. Russell Swann Mrs. Carolyn Tynan Mrs. Nancy Whitford

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Mr. Tracy E. Williams, Jr Ms. Rebecca Wright

Workforce Capital

Mr. Adam Wyatt

Business Contributor

Ms. Mary Henderson

Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau

Student Mr. Preston Keel

Corporate Members

Corporate Diamond The Knox Foundation

Corporate Benefactor Storey Foundation, Inc.

Corporate Patron Cranston Engineering Group, Inc.

Corporate Donor

Busby’s, Inc. Nicholas Dickinson and Associates, PC Powerserve

Business Sustainer Augusta Presstech The Estate Jewelry Center Vilma Colon-Oliver, Meybohm Realtors Donsbach & King, LLC Frog Hollow Hospitality Group Harkrider & Demyan, LLC The Lash Extension* John R. B. Long, Attorney at Law Peach Contractors Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors RAM Construction SRP Federal Credit Union

2KM Architects

Summerville Pharmacy

Auben Realty

University Health Care System

Augusta First Beank & Trust Brittingham Dentistry, LLC

Non-Profit Organization

Casella Eye Center

Allen County Public Library

Cheatham, Fletcher, Scott Architects

Christ Community Health Center

First Citizens Bank

Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Fulcher Hagler, LLP

St. John’s Towers

Gate 5 Self Storage

Watson-Brown Foundation

Georgia Bank & Trust Company Georgia Power Company Gluestick Music, LLC

Memorials Mildred Pollard Blanchard, by State Bank and Trust Company

Necrology Dr. Ziva Bruckner, December 6, 2015 Adrian Shuford Cloninger, December 9, 2015 Susan Bell Bohler, December 19, 2015 Jennie Floyd Pollard, January 10, 2016 Vaughn Leon Maxwell, Jr, January 11, 2016 Clinton L. Lewis, Jr, January 16, 2016 Charles Hall Davis Williamson, March 13, 2016 Dr. Helen “Nell” Callahan, April 7, 2016 David Clayton Carrad, April 11, 2016 Nicholas Claire Dickinson, May 7, 2016 Dr. Charles Frederick Shaefer, June 6, 2016 Carolyn Aubrey Humphries, July 26, 2016

Donations In Honor Of Cameron Nixon’s 50th Birthday, by State Bank and Trust Company Carla and Glen Owen

Donations Pia Hagler Ann Boardman Sharolyn Williams Patti Smith Caroline Ward, via the Augusta National Golf Club and the Community Foundation for the CSRA The J. B. White Foundation

Haltermann Partners, Inc. Hock Development Co. Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate MAU Workforce Solutions Merry Land Properties Meybohm Realtors Wright McLeod, Attorneys at Law The Sancken Foundation Rex Property & Land, LLC Signature Interiors State Bank & Trust Company Studio 3 Design Group TaxSlayer

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Historic Augusta, Inc., Board of Trustees 2016

Honorary Trustees • Mrs. Jacquelyn Murray Blanchard • Mr. Patrick G. Blanchard • Mrs. Ann Boardman • Mr. Clayton P. Boardman III • • Mrs. Joe D. Christian • Mrs. William L. Clark • Mr. D. Hugh Connolly • Mr. Bryan M. Haltermann • • Mr. George S. Harrison • Mr. Paul G. King • Mrs. William S. Morris III • Mr. Robert C. Osborne • • Mr. H. M. Osteen, Jr. • Mr. Thomas H. Robertson • Mrs. Paul Simon • Mrs. Randolph R. Smith •

Trustees • Mr. Robert L. Allgood • Mr. Frank Anderson • Mrs. Christy Beckham • Mr. Davis H. Beman • Mrs. William L. Bennett, Jr. • • Mr. Robert Bovard • Mr. Bennett P. R. Bowers • Mrs. Ronald W. Bowers • Mr. Joe Bowles • • Mr. George D. Bush • • Mr. Whatley Battey Bush • Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell • Dr. Benjamin P. Casella • Dr. Thomas Clark • The Hon. Judge Daniel J. Craig • • Mr. Mark S. Donahue • Mr. John A. Donsbach • Mrs. Ann W. Ewell • Mr. Richard Fletcher • Mr. Gould B. Hagler II • Mr. Benjamin R. Harrison • Mr. Levi W. Hill IV • Mr. W. Tennent Houston • Mrs. Susan T. Hunnicut • • Laura Irwin, MD • Mr. Nathan M. Jolles • • Mr. John R.B. Long • Mrs. William L. Macuch • Mrs. Bowdre Phinizy Mays, Jr. • Mrs. James Baker McGee IV• Mrs. G. Locke McKnight• • Mr. W. Cameron Nixon • Mrs. Lynthia Ross Owens • Mrs. Robert W. Rice, Jr. • • Mrs. John Robbins • Mrs. Martha Robertson • • Mr. Rommel Romero II • Mr. Steven L. Sanders • Mr. Scylance B. Scott Jr. • Mrs. Michael C. Shelton • Ms. Ashley Hock Smith • • Mrs. Emily C. Stevenson • Mr. Branford Thompson • Mr. James B. Trotter • Mr. Samuel E. Tyson, Jr. • Mr. J. Maxwell Vallotton Jr. • • Mr. John H. Williams • Mrs. Karon Williamson •

Ex Officio • Mrs. Anne S. Floyd • Mrs. Christine Miller-Betts • Mr. Barry E. White •

Historic Augusta, Inc.

Officers Mr. W. Cameron Nixon, President Mrs. W. L. M. Knox Jr., 1st Vice President, Membership Chair Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, 2nd Vice President, Wilson Chair Mrs. William L. Macuch, Treasurer Mrs. James Baker McGee IV, Secretary

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Staff Erick D. Montgomery, Executive Director Robyn A. Anderson, Preservation Services Director Kuleigh B. Baker, Programs and Marketing Director Stephanie Herzberg, Wilson House Tour Guide Keith Watson, Wilson House Tour Guide

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Historic Augusta News is published quarterly by Historic Augusta, Inc., PO Box 37, Augusta, Georgia 30903‑0037. Offices are located at 415 Seventh Street. For more information concerning Historic Augusta, the Boyhood Homes of President Woodrow Wilson and Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar, or historic preservation activities in Augusta‑Richmond County, call Historic Augusta, Inc. Phone: 706-724-0436 Fax: 706-724-3083 Wilson House: 706-722-9828

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Meadow Garden, the late 18th Century home of George Walton, one of Georgia's three signers of the Front Cover: Declaration of Independence, is located at 1320 Independence Drive in Augusta. It was Georgia's first house museum when it was saved by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1901.

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