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Augusta Cotton Exchange Building

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The Augusta Cotton Exchange Building was constructed in the mid-1880s at the height of both the production and trade of cotton in Augusta. The ornate cast-iron entrance elements underneath the projecting round corner turret complement the vigorous brick and stone details of this significant High Victorian building. The local foundry of Charles F Lombard cast the iron columns for the entrance in 1886. Both Charles and his brother George R. Lombard had foundries and were well known and respected for the manufacture of ornamental iron.

The building housed offices for the brokers as well as the trading floor, where buyers and sellers closely watched the day-to-day prices of cotton and other commodities. Women were not allowed in the Exchange Building, and it quickly became the Man's get-away, the site of after hours cockfights and Saturday football gatherings. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event

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Particulars for Augusta Cotton Exchange Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Business
Area of Significance Commerce
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Organizational
Owner Private
Architectural Style Queen Anne
Architectural Style Second Empire
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 20th July 1978

Registry Name: Augusta Cotton Exchange Building
Registry Address: Reynolds St.
Registry Number: 78001003
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Second empire, Queen anne
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1886
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Organizational, Business
Current Function: Social
Current Sub-Function: Meeting hall

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