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Old Medical College Building

  • Also Known As: Augusta Garden Center

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Old Medical College, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1835 to serve as home to the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), the third-oldest medical college in the Southeast. Old Medical College is of national significance because of its impact on the medical instruction of physicians nationwide in the antebellum period and because its distinguished and well-trained faculty helped found the American Medical Association to regulate medical education standards. - NPS


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1835/00/00 Charles B Cluskey Architect Old Medical College built as the Medical College of Georgia

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Particulars for Old Medical College Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use College
Area of Significance Education
Architectural Style Greek revival
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 16th March 1972

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Old Medical College Building
Registry Address: Telfair and 6th Sts.
Registry Number: 72000398
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Cluskey,C. B.
Architectural Style: Greek revival
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Education, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1834
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: College
Current Function: Social
Current Sub-Function: Meeting hall

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