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Harris-Pearson-Walker House

  • Also Known As: Ezekiel Harris House

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The architecturally distinguished Harris-Pearson-Walker House was the first house built in the Village of Harrisburg near Augusta and the residence of its founder, Ezekiel Harris, from 1797 until about 1807. The Pearson-Walker family then owned the home from 1809 until 1873. When the house was built, tobacco was the primary cash crop in Georgia. Liberal land grants and rich soil attracted tobacco planters who had depleted their farmlands farther north. Towns sprang up around the tobacco inspection stations and warehouses. Ezekiel Harris came to this area of Georgia from Edgefield County, South Carolina, to establish his own tobacco warehouse. In 1794, Harris bought 323 half acres of the White House Tract and built his home in 1797. On the rest of the land, he laid out a village he named after himself - Harrisburg. He hoped that this new village would rival Augusta in the tobacco trade. - NPS


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
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Particulars for Harris-Pearson-Walker House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Architectural Style Georgian
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Single dwelling
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 28th October 1969

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Harris-Pearson-Walker House
Registry Address: 1822 Broad St.
Registry Number: 69000052
Resource Type: Building
Owner: State
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Exploration-settlement, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: c 1797
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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