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FALL 2011

MEMBER NEWSLETTER

923 WASHINGTON AVE. History & features of a recently restored home ON THE MOVE Mercer moves three homes for Historic Macon to restore and preserve for the future BEALL’S HILL UPDATE Homeowners spotlight and Ramble recap


A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT You, the members of Historic Macon, constantly impress me. Working alongside you while volunteering has the feel of an old-fashioned barn raising. Everyone pitches in. There is laughter. There is a sense of community and camaraderie. Strangers become friends with a shared purpose. Afterwards we celebrate another blighted building renovated, another part of a neighborhood revitalized, another important story told, another dollar raised to add to the cause of historic preservation. Preserving our history makes us more thoughtful stewards of our future. Revitalizing old neighborhoods preserves a tolerant mix of income levels and culture, reduces crime and increases homeownership. You make all of that happen. You roll up your sleeves to work events, make phone calls and share your talents. You come from every walk of life and from all over middle Georgia. What you have in common is a passion to preserve our local legacies and a willingness to share your resources to rebuild a better Macon. On behalf of Historic Macon Foundation, thank you! If you have been meaning to get more involved, please do. I promise you will enjoy it. Tell us what interests you and how you’d like to help. Nine committees meet monthly: Membership, Events, Cottage, Rose Hill, Strategic Planning, Finance, Executive, Preservation, and Education/PR. Each includes one of our excellent staff members plus a great volunteer chair and inclusive fellow preservationists to help you get acquainted. To learn more, give us a call or email Jennifer Mayer at jmayer@historicmacon.org and ask to be added to the contact list for committees that interest you. See the meeting schedule below. Note that the Rose Hill Committee is new and needs members! Contact Historic Macon if you are interested in being part of that committee. Bring your friends to a fundraising event, or ask them to help you with committee work. Then, when they tell you how much they enjoyed it, invite them to join Historic Macon. They can check out the website, www.historicmacon.org, to learn about projects, finances, board members, committees and to see the calendar of events. There’s also information to help owners of historic buildings learn how to get tax credits, apply for low interest façade loans and more. We need members from all parts of our community. By volunteering, you protect our endowment, preserve our revolving funds, maximize the power of your membership dues and multiply the effectiveness of our terrific staff. Volunteer and you’ll enjoy the esprit de corps that makes being a member of Historic Macon satisfying and fun! Committee Meeting Schedule (All meetings take place at the Sidney Lanier Cottage.) • Membership: First Thursday at 12:00 p.m. • Cottage: Second Tuesday 12:00 p.m. • Events: Second Thursday at 12:00 p.m. • Preservation: Second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. • Education/PR: Third Thursday at 5:30 p.m. • Executive/Finance: Fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m • Rose Hill (new committee): Meeting time TBA • Strategic Planning: Meeting time TBA – Pam Thomasson, Historic Macon Board President www.historicmacon.org

Board of Trustees Executive Committee President Pam Thomasson President Elect Aubrey Newby Secretary Vickie Hertwig Treasurer Felicia Parker Counsel Kay Gerhardt Events Committee Chair Jeane Easom Education/PR Committee Chair Joy Dyer Cottage Committee Chair Alexis Fox Preservation Committee Chair Arthur Howard Membership Committee Chair Aubrey Newby Past President Jeff Logan

Trustees Amy Abel-Kiker Evelyn Adams Alice Bailey Barbara Boyer Dorothy Cook Nancy Brown Cornett Walter Elliott Priscilla Esser Phyllis Farmer Betsy Schnell Griffith Chris Howard Muriel Jackson Betty Sweet Ladson Ron Lemon Blake Lisenby Jennifer Taylor Long Willie May Vern McCarty Lois McLain Carole Seegert Lenore Sell Jennifer Simmons Heather Turnbull Patricia Welch Michael Wright


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Our Mission is to advocate for Macon’s historic and architectural heritage, to facilitate preservation efforts in our community, and to educate and inspire appreciation for our unique city.

Calendar of Events

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New Staff

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History & Features of 923 Washington Ave.

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Mercer House Move

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Flea Market Recap

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Beall’s Hill Update

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HISTORIC MACON FOUNDATION AT THE SIDNEY LANIER COTTAGE 935 High St. Macon, GA 31201 MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 13358 Macon, GA 31208 WEB • www.historicmacon.org PHONE • (478) 742-5084 FAX • (478) 742-2008

INTERACT WITH US ONLINE www.facebook.com/historicmacon www.twitter.com/historicmacon www.flickr.com/photos/historicmacon www.blogspot.historicmacon.com

STAFF Josh Rogers, Executive Director jrogers@historicmacon.org Janis Haley, Director of Development jhaley@historicmacon.org Jennifer Mayer, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator jmayer@historicmacon.org Carrie Cameron Robinson, Preservation Designer crobinson@historicmacon.org Cantey Ayres, Bookkeeper and Administration cayres@historicmacon.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES We are looking for volunteers to be Cottage docents. Contact Janis Haley at jhaley@ historicmacon.org for details. If you are interested in helping at events, contact Jennifer Mayer at jmayer@historicmacon.org.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Flea Market Second Sale Saturday, November 12, 9:00 a.m. – noon Northeast Plaza Shopping Center (Rose’s) 668 Shurling Dr. The flea market second sale will feature fabulous items at half the price of the first sale. You won't want to miss the chance to find great deals! Second Annual Meeting of the Architectural Styles Society Sunday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. 155 Oak Haven Ave. Join us for the second annual Architectural Styles Society meeting. This year’s style is the Arts & Crafts Style. Advanced ticketing required. Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased online. See page 9 for more information. Special Salon with Dr. Peter Addyman Monday, November 14, 5:30 p.m. Sidney Lanier Cottage Dr. Peter Addyman, CBE, will present a special lecture on British archaeology. Addyman is one of the world’s foremost archaeologists and was founder and director of the York Archaeological Trust. Join us for a reception and lecture honoring Addyman. Free. Cottage Christmas Friday, December 4, 9:00 a.m. Sidney Lanier Cottage Sidney’s Salon Series Dr. Lee W. Formwalt presents “Two Centuries of Struggle: From Civil War to Civil Rights” Tuesday, December 13, 5:30–7:00 p.m. Sidney Lanier Cottage Dr. Lee Formwalt (Executive Director, Albany Civil Rights Institute) will discuss our country’s struggle to transition from postCivil War to the modern civil rights movement. Free for members, $5 non-members, $3 students. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m. before the program at 6 p.m. Patrons’ Party January 2011 Location and time TBA

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Special Gala Event Friday, February 3 Location and time TBA Historic Macon will host a special gala event in honor of Sidney Lanier’s 170th birthday. Guest appearance by Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author and founder of History Matters. Writers’ Workshop conducted by Steve Berry Saturday, February 4, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sidney Lanier Cottage Don’t miss this special writers’ workshop conducted by New York Times bestselling author and founder of History Matters, Steve Berry. More information to be announced.


HISTORIC MACON WELCOMES TWO NEW EMPLOYEES Historic Macon Foundation is easing unemployment literally one job at a time. Thanks to a grant from the College Hill Alliance, Historic Macon Foundation was able to add a full-time employee in addition to welcoming a new face to an existing position. Please help us welcome these two new professionals to Historic Macon Foundation and to Macon. Carrie Cameron Robinson, Preservation Designer—From Asheville, NC, Carrie and her husband Will just relocated to Macon, GA. Carrie holds an undergraduate degree from Mercer University in Studio Art and Photography and a Master’s Degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in Interior Design. After her very successful room at our 2011 Decorators’ Showhouse, Executive Director Josh Rogers was anxious to recruit Carrie to staff saying, “Carrie brings design sensibilities that complement historic architecture while fitting a contemporary lifestyle. Our Trustees and Staff believe Carrie will attract new audiences to Macon’s historic districts, showing off just how cool historic spaces can be.” Carrie’s position as Preservation Designer was grant-funded by the College Hill Alliance and her primary responsibility is to assist with development in Macon’s burgeoning Beall’s Hill neighborhood. Carrie will work with our general contractors to guide construction, design floor plans for rehabilitation projects, select finishes and colors, and stage completed houses for sale. Jennifer Mayer, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator—Too often, our Trustees and members regret that we do not tell people enough about what Historic Macon Foundation is doing, despite the fact that we are having such a huge impact in improving Macon. That is all about to change with the addition of Jennifer Mayer to staff. “After an exhaustive national search with over 80 applicants, Jennifer Mayer was head and shoulders above the rest. It was a real coup to recruit Jennifer to Historic Macon Foundation,” said Executive Director Josh Rogers when the search concluded. Led by volunteers James and Jodi Palmer from Macon Magazine, the search committee wanted a professional who would be able to use technology and creativity to spread the word about Historic Macon Foundation’s work and recruit new audiences to help preserve and revitalize Macon. Jennifer, from Baton Rouge, LA, holds a degree from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Public Relations. Her primary responsibility will be to help our members and constituents stay informed and get involved in historic preservation. In addition, Jennifer will provide support for our fundraisers and educational events.

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923 WASHINGTON AVE. | THE SANDERS HOUSE HISTORY & FEATURES OF A RECENTLY RESTORED HOME “The Sanders House” remained in the ownership of the same family until the late 1950s, when a succession of owners followed, including a sorority from Wesleyan College. In a 1950s interview recorded by the Middle Georgia Historical Society, Mrs. Sanders remembered that the house was constructed by Macon builder Mr. Henry Behr. At the time, Behr was a resident of 1040 Elm St., which is still standing on the same street as two of Historic Macon’s recently sold rehabilitated homes.

BY JOSH ROGERS The land on which the current home at 923 Washington Ave. was constructed was once owned by one of Macon’s most notable residents: Edward Woodliff. Woodliff moved to Macon in 1832 and worked as a barber. He was one of Macon’s first free black entrepreneurs. About 10 years later, he had earned enough to buy his wife Mahala’s freedom for $800. Woodliff owned four barber shops before his death (ad for one of them below) in the late 1890s, along with more than a dozen rental homes, a farm in Ohio and a general store in Philadelphia. He was wildly successful on any terms. Woodliff purchased the land on which 923 Washington Ave. is now located for $465 in 1866. In 1895, he sold the lot, which probably contained a smaller rental dwelling, for $1,250 to Misters James and J.C. Sanders, owners of the Virginia Furniture Company (ad right) on Cotton Avenue, now Bibb Music. The Sanders were relocating from a home down the street. Within a year, they were in residence in the handsome home at 923 Washington Ave.They are listed as owners in 1896, meaning that the current residence was constructed some time between 1895 and 1896.

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Mrs. Sanders also recalled that the house’s close proximity to Washington Ave. was perhaps a request from her ancestors who hailed from Washington, D.C., and were accustomed to city dwelling. In the early 1990s, the home was restored by John and Kathy Fox as a single-family home. Later, the home was sold to Charles Ruffin, who converted the building to serve as his law office. A fire in 2009 nearly consumed the building, but thanks to the fast work of the Macon Fire Department, most of the building survived. In 2011, Ruffin generously donated the home to Historic Macon Foundation in hopes that it could be restored to its former beauty and passed down to future generations. The most notable feature of the architecture of this home is the brickwork on the front façade, consisting of very

fine ashlar brick. The Sanders intended to demonstrate their wealth by using real ashlar, probably consisting of imported brick and installed by visiting masons. Passersby can easily notice the joining of this fine brick front façade with less expensive brick on the side and rear elevation. 923 Washington Ave. is one of the finest examples of ashlar masonry in Macon. The Hay House and the Burke House were also built to exhibit this expensive style, but both were constructed by using faux ashlar, which was achieved by using a brick-colored stucco with applied mortar lines. An unusual feature exhibited in this home is an original side veranda, a small porch, which would have originally served as a private outdoor space shielded from the street with doors from the den and kitchen. Also notable are the handsome corbeled brick chimneys, a stark contrast to the restrained masonry. The hundred-yearold pressed tin roof is in great condition and will serve the next hundred years with regular maintenance. Another original feature is wood scrollwork on the front porch balustrade, matching the main stairs inside and at the top corners of the porch columns. While the overall style is Victorian, it is remarkably more restrained and reserved than such contemporary examples as the Burke House. The architecture begins a slight nod towards the Craftsman style, which was gaining in popularity. The only ornamentation separate from the porch detail is the modified Roman arch evident over each window with granite blocks at the keystone. The windows were originally two panes over two panes, a configuration that has been restored on the upper front façade. A unique quality includes the matching windows on the front


porch that open full height into the wall to provide walk-out access. Finally, the original carved, solid wood double front doors make an inviting entry to the home. Sources: The Macon Telegraph, online archives, Galileo Property File, Historic Macon Archives, Sidney Lanier Cottage Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, Middle Georgia Archives, Washington Library Macon’s Black Heritage: The Untold Story, by Dr. Catherine Meeks Deed Records, Clerk of Superior Court, Bibb County Courthouse

BY CARRIE CAMERON ROBINSON The current design for 923 Washington Ave. is very classic and tailored with a few contemporary touches to add interest and flair to the home. Double front doors painted “Macon Green” lead into a small entry where one can hang his or her hat at the end of the day and walk into the beautiful main hall. Modern light fixtures intermingle with classic antique bronze pieces in the main living areas of the home, and continue throughout the upstairs. As you enter the back kitchen, you can see that it was designed to reiterate the Victorian architecture of the house while bringing the home into the future. The honed Carrara marble countertops and farmhouse sink with the vintage-style center bridge faucet flow cohesively with the simple white cabinets and herringbone patterned slate floor. Two shelves over the sink made from heart pine boards, found from the attic of the home, complete the comfortable kitchen that is ready for any home chef to prepare food with the new dual-fuel gas range. Upstairs, the guest bath includes a clawfoot tub that has been with the Sanders House for some time. Completely refinished and adorned with new faucet hardware, one can relax in the extra long tub while looking out of the window at the Hay House through the trees. The three upstairs bedrooms each have unique fireplace mantles. While not original to the home, they were added many years ago by a previous owner. The master bedroom includes an en suite bath with a Carrara marble topped double vanity and a gorgeous tiled walk-in shower. With two windows in the bathroom, it is flooded with beautiful natural light in the mornings. Although historic, the house is energyefficient with such upgrades as spray foam insulation in the attic, walls and basement. All-new plumbing and electrical wiring make this old home new again, perfect for a family who wants the look of a home from the 1890s with the efficiency of a home built in 2011.

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ON THE MOVE MERCER UNIVERSITY RELOCATES THREE HISTORIC HOMES HISTORIC MACON TO PRESERVE THEM FOR THE FUTURE

Above: The homes at their original locations on Coleman Avenue (street numbers 1658, 1674 and 1690).

BY JENNIFER MAYER In the fall of 2011, just as cool weather started to roll into the city of Macon, three historic homes also rolled through the city. The houses were originally located on Coleman Avenue and were moved to Oglethorpe Street in Beall’s Hill to accommodate for Phase II of the Lofts at Mercer Village. Mercer President William Underwood decided to relocate the homes, saving them from demolition while building upon the partnership between Mercer and Historic Macon as well as creating an opportunity for Historic Macon to restore the homes.

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“Mercer has enjoyed a productive partnership with Historic Macon over the last few years in the revitalization of Beall’s Hill and other historic neighborhoods around the campus,” Underwood said. “The opportunity to once again work with Historic Macon on this ambitious project continues to advance the missions of both entities while adding to the vitality of the College Hill Corridor.” The much-anticipated relocation began early in the morning on October 22 in Mercer Village. Atop massive steel beams, the homes slowly began to move. The temporary relocation of power, cable and telephone lines, as well as the removal of two traffic signals, were arranged to accommodate for the house move. Maconites, cameras and phones in hand to capture photos and record videos of the once-in-a-lifetime event, eagerly watched as the homes rolled down Coleman Avenue then onto Ross Street. The homes waited overnight at the block between Hazel and Oglethorpe Streets to move closer to their new lots and to the future.


On Sunday morning, October 23, the move continued from Ross Street north, then east onto Oglethorpe Street where the houses were finally placed on their new lots. The homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, were built as part of the planned development of the Huguenin Heights neighborhood, and are Queen Anne-style, twostory frame residences. Much of the detailing was mass-produced by local and national millworks. George F. Barber’s “Victorian Cottage Architecture,” published in 1891, suggests detailing on the homes. An imagined “Residence at Macon, GA” in this work shows much of the millwork on these buildings and probably directly inspired the types of decoration used on the homes. The houses will be restored and sold to homeowners. Historic preservation easements will be reserved to ensure that the homes are always owner-occupied and maintained to preserve them for the future. Left: One of the houses makes its way to its new location on Oglethorpe Street. Below: An imagined “Residence at Macon, GA” from George F. Barber’s “Victorian Cottage Architecture”

The second phase of the Lofts at Mercer Village will be four stories with three retail spaces on the first floor and student apartments on the top three floors. The look will be similar to spaces in the first phase of the Lofts. The second phase will have a slightly smaller footprint and include space for 72 more student residents. Phase II will sit atop much of the existing parking lot for Mercer Village, so the plans also call for the renovation of the parking areas, as well as the inclusion of new parking on Johnson Avenue, resulting in a gain of more than 100 parking spaces to serve Mercer Village retailers, as well as loft residents. “This process is a great example of how preservation and progress can work in synergy to remind us of our past and guide us toward a vibrant future,” said Historic Macon Executive Director Josh Rogers. “Mercer should be applauded for investing in College Hill’s revitalization and for preserving these historic buildings. It’s a win for preservation and a win for the community.”

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34th Annual Flea Market a Success

Historic Macon would like to thank everyone who came to find hidden treasure at the 34th Annual Flea Market on October 15. Whether it was buying those dishes you needed or finding that one-of-a-kind trinket to go with your collection, your individual purchase means a lot to Historic Macon. We are happy to announce that the flea market raised approximately $19,245 to benefit Historic Macon. This amount is enough to pay for the management of construction on the three historic homes that Mercer just moved for Historic Macon to restore! Don’t miss the flea market second sale on November 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. All items will be half-price!

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Join Historic Macon for the Second Annual Meeting of the Architectural Styles Society on November 13. This year's featured style is the Arts and Crafts Style, as exhibited by Neel Reed's 1909 commission at 155 Oak Haven Ave., pictured left. The home has recently undergone an extensive rehabilitation by Macon architect Shannon Fickling. The home and grounds will be open for tours. Advance ticketing is required. Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased online at www.historicmacon.org or by calling 478.742.5084. Wholehog roast, fall vegetables, beer and wine included. All proceeds benefit Historic Macon.

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NEAL CARPENTER INWARD STUDIOS 2011/COLLEGE HILL ALLIANCE

BEALL’S HILL UPDATE: HOMEOWNERS SPOTLIGHT

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BY DANIEL WINDHAM

eall’s Hill is an exceptional success that has enjoyed increased homeownership. One of the many secrets to the success of this area is the homeowners. The structures, the lawns and the cars in the driveways define many neighborhoods, but in Beall’s Hill, it’s the people.

Left: Amy and Chris standing in front of their home. A couple arrived on Maple Street in August 2010, and they are joining an incredible cast of residents in this critically acclaimed neighborhood. Chris Kiker and Amy Abel-Kiker bought their first home in Beall’s Hill for many reasons. Their decision was not a difficult one. As Chris stated, “We looked at the house on Friday and had pretty much decided to sign the contract by Monday. It was a total no-brainer for us!” This decision has been a great one according to Chris and Amy. Historic Macon’s support during the home-buying process eased some of the issues of buying their first home. Amy spoke of how Historic Macon was “guiding [them] through the process” as they became residents of not only a new neighborhood, but also of a new lifestyle. As the residents of Beall’s Hill can tell you, walkability is a way of life. Coming from rural Georgia, Amy and Chris are enamored with a walkable lifestyle. “In a rural community, you have to drive to get anywhere,” Amy said. Their new home changes that. Chris said he appreciates “the fact that [he] can walk to dinner or downtown for a movie.” This young couple feels “very connected to local culture and society.” This new way of life is unique to a downtown neighborhood like Beall’s Hill, and it is perfectly illustrated by a young, innovative couple like Chris and Amy. Their beautiful Maple Street home is worth showing to friends and family alike. Amy calls her home “unique, charming and authentic.” This is true of most homes in the neighborhood and especially this gem of Beall’s Hill. She went on saying, “We love the old hardwood floors and fantastic ceilings.” Moreover, the most exciting fact of all is that they “couldn’t possibly have chosen a home anywhere else with the same character.” Given the chance to voice their opinion, many local residents could go on for ages on what they would like to change in their neighborhood, but Beall’s Hill is a notable exception. When asked what he would change about the neighborhood, Chris said, “Nothing! We want the perception of our neighborhood from those outside our neighborhood to change.

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We love our neighborhood. We know our neighbors. There are kids playing outside, people walking their dogs, jogging and riding bikes.” Overall, the couple wants the rest of town to know that the Beall’s Hill neighborhood is “a great, safe place.”


beall’s hill ramble BEALL’S HILL UPDATE: RAMBLE RECAP

Historic Macon Foundation hosted an open house on September 24 at 1311 Ross St. (top left) in conjunction with the Beall’s Hill Ramble hosted by InTown Macon Neighborhood Association to celebrate the revitalization of Beall's Hill. Two other new and rehabilitated historic homes in the neighborhood were open for public tours at the hospitality of their owners. 1311 Ross St. was professionally staged by Historic Macon’s own Carrie Cameron Robinson. Special thanks to the following partners for their help: • Funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Revolving Fund for Beall’s Hill • Financing from the Historic Hills & Heights Development Corporation Revolving Fund for Beall’s Hill (City of Macon, Macon Housing Authority and Mercer University) • Construction by Whitby, Inc. Construction, Cliffard Whitby, general contractor • Landscape design and installation by T. Lake Environmental Design, Joy Dyer • Custom-built cabinetry by Cabinet Concepts, Jim Williams, master carpenter • Interior and exterior paint by Glidden Professional Paints, Nancy Conner, interior designer • Stainless steel appliances by Morris Appliance, Lee Skinner, owner • Furnishings by Bert Maxwell Furniture, Bert Maxwell III and Bert Maxwell IV, owners • Rugs by Burgess Design Center • Repurposed items from Historic Macon’s 34th Annual Flea Market • Paintings by Joe Adams • Security system by BAP Security, Inc., Thom and Billie Phillips, owners

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Special Thanks to our Most Generous Members! All memberships and donations are as of October 15, 2011. Historic Macon Club Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm S. Burgess, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George Dawson Mr. & Mrs. Steve Durkee Mr. & Mrs. Mike Dyer Ms. Jo Fabian Dr. & Mrs. Ken Harper Ms. Sally Murphey Heard Ms. Sara Beth Hertwig Ms. Victoria Hertwig Col. & Mrs. Arthur Howard Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Olson Mr. Carey O. Pickard, III & Mr. Chris Howard Mr. Kendall D. Ward Mr. Tom B. Wight Supporting Mr. & Mrs. Joe Adams Ms. Cantey Ayres Mr. & Mrs. Don Cornett Ms. Jeane Easom Dr. Kirby Godsey Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Jackson Ms. Kelly Lucas The Hon. Jim Marshall & Mrs. Camille Hope Dr. & Mrs. Joe Sam Robinson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ed S. Sell, III Mr. & Mrs. Daryl Sumner Mr. & Mrs. John Willingham Drs. Michael & Bridget Wright Benefactor Mr. & Mrs. Walter Austin Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ballard Mr. Richard Bates Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Beeland Dr. & Mrs. Ron Bloodworth Mr. & Mrs. John B. Bowdre Ms. Mary Jane Brock Dr. & Mrs. Peter Brown Mr. James Caldwell Dr. & Mrs. James Chapman Ms. Dixie Coates Beckham Mr. & Mrs. John D. Comer Mr. Stewart O. Cunningham, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Danner, Jr. Mr. Spyros Dermatas Mr. Larry Fennelly & Mrs. Wanda Eanes Ms. Shannon Fickling Mr. & Mrs. C. Michael Ford Mr. & Mrs. John Fox Mr. & Mrs. Richard Guerreiro Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Gwinner Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Hatcher Ms. Dana Heard Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Hearn, Jr. Ms. Judy Hodgens Bryant

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Mr. C. Terry Holland & Mr. Jeff Logan Ms. Frozine B. Huff Mr. & Mrs. Mike Ingoldsby Mr. & Mrs. Jack Jenkins Mrs. Lee Johnson & Dr. Maurice Solis Mrs. William F. Ladson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Russell W. Lewis Mrs. Susan Long & Mr. Jim Bodell Mr. & Mrs. Hubert C. Lovein, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James R. Macklin Mr. & Mrs. William M. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Bertram Maxwell, III Mr. & Mrs. Albert W. McKay Mr. & Mrs. Harold D. McSwain, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Mitchell Dr. & Mrs. B.D. Morton Mr. & Mrs. Aubrey Newby Mr. & Mrs. James Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Terry Parker Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Powers Mr. Stephen A. Reichert Mr. David Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sandefur Mr. & Mrs. Chris R. Sheridan Dr. & Mrs. Marcus Simmons Dr. & Mrs. O. Suthern Sims, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Cubbedge Snow, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Stephens Mr. & Mrs. Henry C “Bo” Stewart Mr. & Mrs. Gene B. Strouss Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Dick Thomasson Mr. & Mrs. Johnny C. Walker, III Ms. Jeane E. Weaver Mr. & Mrs. Rick Whitten Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams Dr. Howard J. Williams, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George Youmans Business Members The Telegraph Eye Center of Central Georgia Pi-Tech Georgia Power, A Southern Company College Hill Alliance Capital City Bank Medical Center of Central Georgia Warner Robins Supply Co., Inc. Conditioned Air, Inc. Open MRI of Macon McCarty Property Group, Inc. Tony Butler Home Design and Construction Saturna and Company, PC Clifton, Lipford, Hardison & Parker

Honorariums In honor of Tom Wight by Nell Flatau Christina Hunt Margaret Anne Carswell In honor of Janis Haley by Simmons Charitable Trust of the Community Foundation of Central GA In honor of Josh Rogers by Perennial Garden Club of Macon Elise Langan Mrs. Julia Wood In honor of Josh Rogers and the HMF Staff by Sara Beth Hertwig In honor of Betty Sweet Ladson by Virginia M. Solomon In honor of James E. Barfield by Mary Hammond Washington Chapter NSDAR In honor of Mrs. Del Ward Leslie by Nathaniel Macon Chapter NSDAR Memorials In memory of Margaret Pulliam Smith by Betty Sweet Ladson Joe & Evelyn Adams Gloria McAfee Wynn Tom Wight Sally Murphey Heard In memory of Mary Brown Gunn Coffee by Betty Sweet Ladson In memory of Sammy Thompson by Garbutt Construction In memory of Donald Lee Moore, Jr. by Mrs. A.S. Durkee, Jr.

In memory of Phillip M. Walden, Jr. by Sally Murphey Heard Betty Sweet Ladson In memory of Milford B. Hatcher, Jr. by Maryel Battin Cottage Guild Betty Sweet Ladson Betty Sweet Simmons Becky & John Bowdre Joyce & Baldwin Martin – Martin Foundation Claudia & Gene Strouss Sally Murphey Heard Gloria McAfee Wynn Madge M. Knott Sidney’s Salon Sponsors Robert & Carolyn Hargrove Sharon & Johnny Walker, III Janice Brice Betty Brown Simmons Charitable Trust of the Community Foundation of Central GA Corporate and Foundation Gifts Charles E. Roberts, Jr. Fund of the Community Foundation of Central GA Peyton Anderson Foundation Gifts and In-Kind Donations Williams Electrical Contractors Estate of Ms. Betty P. Ballard Mrs. Juanita T. Jordan Drs. Michael & Bridget Wright Joe & Evelyn Adams BAP Security, Inc. T. Lake Environmental Design House and Garden Club All our generous flea market donors In-kind donors for 1311 Ross St. listed on page 11


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