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Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Georgia)

Columbus Historic District in Columbus, Georgia is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.[1] Its area was increased in 1988.[1] The original district included 20 city blocks and nine partial city blocks, and was bounded by the Chattahoochee River on the west, Ninth Street on the north, Fourth Avenue (U.S. Highway 27) on the east, and Fourth Street on the south.[2]

Columbus Historic District
Detailed view of the south lawn of the Swift House, facing north. - High Uptown Neighborhood, Second Avenue from 1523 to 1645, Columbus, Muscogee County, GA HABS GA,108-COLM,42-23.tif
The Swift House, a house in the district
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Georgia)
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Georgia) is located in the United States
Columbus Historic District (Columbus, Georgia)
LocationRoughly bounded by 9th and 4th sts., 4th Ave., and the Chattahoochee River (original), Bounded by Ninth and Fourth Sts., Chattahoochee River and Fourth Ave. (increase), Columbus, Georgia
Coordinates32°27′29″N 84°59′32″W / 32.45806°N 84.99222°W / 32.45806; -84.99222Coordinates: 32°27′29″N 84°59′32″W / 32.45806°N 84.99222°W / 32.45806; -84.99222
ArchitectThomas, Edward Lloyd (increase)
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Georgian, Italian Villa (original); Mid 19th Century Revival, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian (increase)
NRHP reference #69000045 and[1] (original)
88002048[1] (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 29, 1969 (original)
Boundary increaseOctober 21, 1988 (increase)

The expanded district included 343 contributing buildings, one other structure, three sites, and one object (an 1879 Confederate war memorial).[3]

Fifteen of the historic houses had been moved but were still deemed to contribute to the historic character of the district.[3]

It includes the antebellum octagon house at 527 1st Avenue, a National Historic Landmark, named Octagon House or May's Folly.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ Janice P. Biggers (June 1, 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Columbus Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved September 3, 2016. with photos from 1969
  3. ^ a b c Richard Cloues (September 7, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Continuation: Amendment/Supplementary Information--Columbus Historic District, Muscogee County, Georgia". National Park Service. Retrieved September 3, 2016. with 45 photos from 1987