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Muscogee Manufacturing Company, Front Avenue & Fourteenth Street, Columbus, Muscogee County, GA



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Item Title


Location
Front Avenue & Fourteenth Street, Columbus, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER GA-23
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-23).
Building/structure dates: 1866 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1880 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1904 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1916 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1926 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Significance: Each successive mill of the Muscogee complex has its own character and significance. All buildings erected at the site since 1868 remain standing, an unusual massing of industrial buildings which clearly reveals the sprawling expansion of the company. This growth has included the absorption of two independently built structures, the Carnegie Public Library and the Mott House, and antebellum plantation home. On the factory site in antebellum years stood the Coweta Falls Factory (1844), the first textile mill established within the city limits of Columbus. All Columbus textile mills were burned by Union forces in 1865; after the war, George Parker Swift and other Georgia industrialists organized the Muscogee Manufacturing Company and built the first of seven mills extant on the site. The wheelhouse of Mill #1 housed in 1885 the first arc-light dynamo installed for commercial lighting in Columbus.

Subjects
Fires
Brick Buildings
Military Headquarters


Related Names
Brush Electric Light & Power Company
Fieldcrest Mills Incorporated
Grant, John J.
Murphy, S. G.
Swift, George Parker
Swift, George P.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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