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Barnes Building, 477 Cotton Avenue, Macon, Bibb County, GA



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B&W Photos

HB370291
Front Exterior View Of Barnes Building From Cotton Avenue, Facing North By Northwest.

HB370292
Rear Exterior View Of The Barnes Building From The Shrine Temple, Facing South By Southeast.

HB370293
Front Side Exterior View Of The Barnes Building From The First Street, Facing West By Southwest.

HB370294
Rear Side Exterior View Of The Barnes Building From The First Street, Facing West By Southwest.

HB370295
Side View Of The Barnes Building From Cotton Avenue, Facing Northeast.

HB370296
Exterior 3/4 View Of The Barnes Building From Cotton Avenue, Facing Northwest.

HB370297
Exterior 3/4 View Of The Barnes Building From Cotton Avenue, Facing Northeast.

HB370298
Exterior View Of The Barnes Building From Poplar Street, Facing Northeast

HB370299
Interior View Of The First Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing North By The Northwest (spiral Stair-case Background).

HB370300
Interior View Of The First Floor Of Barnes Building, Facing South By Southeast.

HB370301
Interior View Of The First Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing East By Northeast.

HB370302
Interior View Of The Rear Of The First Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing East By Northeast.

HB370303
Interior View Of The First Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing West By Southwest.

HB370304
Interior View Of The Rear Of The First Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing West By Southwest.

HB370305
Interior View Of The First Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing North By Northeast

HB370306
Interior View Of The First Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing South By Southwest

HB370307
Interior View Of The Second Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing South.

HB370308
Interior View Of The Second Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing West (ceiling Partially Collapsed)

HB370309
Interior View Of The Second Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing East (many Ceiling Tiles Are Missing)

HB370310
Interior View Of The Second Floor Of The Barnes Building, Facing North By Northwest.


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
477 Cotton Avenue, Macon, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2244
Building/structure dates: 1884 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1924 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1939 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1961 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1972 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1992 demolished
Significance: The Barnes and Barnes Building was constructed in 1884 and was part of a commercial manufacturing strip along First Street. By 1908, Cotton Avenue was cut across the corner of First Street. An addition was added to the facade of the building to accommodate the new angle of the street. By 1924, a structure was built on to the north side of the building and at this time the adjacent building on the south was demolished and a gas station was built on the site. By 1939, the use of the Barnes Building was changed. Barnes and Barnes Insurance Agency occupied the building for offices and continued operation there until 1980. In 1961, one story was added to the back of the structure and between 1971 and 1974, the attached structure on the north side was demolished as was the gas station to the south. The building's historical and architectural integrities have been compromised by the changes that have occurred both to and around the building. No longer is there a commercial/manufacturing strip to anchor the building to the streetscape. The addition and removal of many historic characteristics have changed the architectural style and the historical integrity of the building has been compromised.

Subjects
Commercial Facilities


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. FRONT EXTERIOR VIEW OF BARNES BUILDING FROM COTTON AVENUE, FACING NORTH BY NORTHWEST.
2. REAR EXTERIOR VIEW OF THE BARNES BUILDING FROM THE SHRINE TEMPLE, FACING SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST.
3. FRONT SIDE EXTERIOR VIEW OF THE BARNES BUILDING FROM THE FIRST STREET, FACING WEST BY SOUTHWEST.
4. REAR SIDE EXTERIOR VIEW OF THE BARNES BUILDING FROM THE FIRST STREET, FACING WEST BY SOUTHWEST.
5. SIDE VIEW OF THE BARNES BUILDING FROM COTTON AVENUE, FACING NORTHEAST.
6. EXTERIOR 3/4 VIEW OF THE BARNES BUILDING FROM COTTON AVENUE, FACING NORTHWEST.
7. EXTERIOR 3/4 VIEW OF THE BARNES BUILDING FROM COTTON AVENUE, FACING NORTHEAST.
8. EXTERIOR VIEW OF THE BARNES BUILDING FROM POPLAR STREET, FACING NORTHEAST. CITY AUDITORIUM (BACKGROUND RIGHT) AND THE SHRINE TEMPLE (BACKGROUND LEFT).
9. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING NORTH BY THE NORTHWEST (SPIRAL STAIR-CASE BACKGROUND).
10. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF BARNES BUILDING, FACING SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST.
11. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING EAST BY NORTHEAST.
12. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE REAR OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING EAST BY NORTHEAST.
13. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING WEST BY SOUTHWEST.
14. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE REAR OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING WEST BY SOUTHWEST.
15. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING NORTH BY NORTHEAST. HALLWAY LEADING FROM THE BATH.
16. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST. HALLWAY LEADING FROM THE BATH.
17. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING SOUTH.
18. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING WEST (CEILING PARTIALLY COLLAPSED)
19. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING EAST (MANY CEILING TILES ARE MISSING)
20. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BARNES BUILDING, FACING NORTH BY NORTHWEST.


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