Augusta Machine Works, Jackson, Adams, & Campbell Streets, Augusta Canal, Augusta, Richmond County, GA
Augusta Canal, Augusta, GA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER GA-14
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1850 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1875 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1904 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1977 demolished
Significance: The Augusta Machine Works built the first industry located on the Augusta Canal's second level and supplied parts and machinery for canal structures. As the Confederate States Pistol Factory, it manufactured Pigdon-Ansley revolvers, "Confederate Colts," during the Civil War. With its conversion into the Augusta Lumber Company, it exemplified the self-sufficient, self-contained lumber operation.
Augusta Lumber Company
Dyess, Maurice E.
Dyess, Sallie W.
Gray, James A.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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