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Greene Street

Greene Street

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The Greene Street corridor was historically the upscale residential address of Augusta, but it was also lined with old churches, governmental buildings and some businesses. It’s tree lines streets and shaded center parked median makes the ideal route for a stroll. Besides the beautiful architecture, look at the many monuments found along the way. Both the Municipal Building and the Augusta Public Library can be found here.

MUST SEES:

  • Signers Monument
  • First Christian Church
  • Union Baptist Church
  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center
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431 Greene Street – Saint James Parsonage

Built in 1916, it was remarkable at the time because so many members of Saint James Methodist Church were affected by the great Augusta conflagration of March 1916, and needed to rebuild their own homes.  The Craftsman style house with a Romanesque Revival style front porch was designed by Augusta architect G. Lloyd Preacher, and constructed by local contractor, T. O. Brown.

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439 Greene Street – Saint James United Methodist Church

Organized in 1855 as Augusta’s second in-town Methodist congregation, the building was constructed in 1856 through the efforts of members of Saint John Methodist Church who lived in the lower part of the city.  An enlargement which included the present handsome façade was completed in 1886 in the Gothic Revival style, designed by the Augusta architectural firm of MacMurphy and Story, with T. O. Brown as the contractor.

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451 Greene Street – Sibley-Hull House

Built about 1874-75 for George Royal Sibley, a cotton broker and son of Josiah Sibley, founder of Sibley Mill.  It was subsequently the home of his daughter, Alice, wife of Asbury Hull, an Augusta cotton factor with the firm of Hull and Tobin and President of Augusta Cotton & Compress Company.  Originally a simple ell-shaped house, there have been a number of remodelings as it evolved from a single family home to an apartment house.  The floor plan and dormer suggest that it was once a Queen Anne style house.  The front porch was enclosed to add more rooms for rental purposes in the 20th Century.

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453 Greene Street – Roberts-Platt-D’Antignac House

Built circa 1860 for William Sterling Roberts, of Roberts, Coskery & Company, a large grocery firm in antebellum Augusta. It became the home of the Platt Family, furniture dealers, after the Civil War and for a time in the early 20th Century was the home of Porter Fleming, a influential cotton broker and business man in Augusta. Another prominent Augusta family, the D’Antignacs, owned it for much of the 20th Century until Historic Augusta purchased it through its revolving fund in 1966. It was subsequently rehabbed as law offices. This fine classic Italianate style house features a typical hipped roof with wide eaves sheltering smaller sized windows on the third floor. The cast iron verandah and railings are particularly noteworthy on this house.

 

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457 Greene Street

Built in 1974 as law offices, replacing a 19th Century house in the same location.  The design is an attempt at reproducing a Federal style house to blend with the historic buildings on the same block.

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459 Greene Street

Built in 1883 by George S. Hookey as an investment. Hookey lived next door at the corner of Fifth Street, and was a local coal dealer and superintendent of the gas light company in Augusta. He initially rented this house for a period of years, one of the early occupants being Edward R. Dorsey, general freight and passenger agent of the Georgia Railroad. William M. Dunbar and his family lived here from 1902 until 1905, during which time he served as Mayor of Augusta between 1907 and 1910. This is another excellent example of the Second Empire style of architecture, featuring a mansard roof. Notice the windows with segmental arches rather than round Roman arches, and the carved decorative brackets on the porch posts.

 

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461 Greene Street

Built in 1983 as a law office on the site of the George S. Hookey House.  The design is a reproduction of Greek Revival style, with a nod to the square cupola which can be seen on Fruitland, the clubhouse of the Augusta National Golf Club west of downtown.