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Academy of Richmond County

  • Also Known As: Augusta-Richmond County Museum

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The old Academy of Richmond County is a hallmark for the Georgia public education system authorized by Georgia's earliest legislation regarding public education. Established in 1783 as the first such institution of its kind in the State of Georgia, the academy initially held classes in a building on Bay Street beginning in 1785. The provisions of the original act establishing it provided for a Board of Trustees with broad powers in the town of Augusta. The board was to raise funds for building both a seminary of learning and a church, financing them through the sale of lots in the town. Lots were periodically laid out along with new streets, and then sold as the population grew. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Goodrich,William Henry Architect
1802/00/00
1856/00/00
1857/00/00

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Particulars for Academy of Richmond County:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Education
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Private
Historic Use School
Area of Significance Social History
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 11th April 1973

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Academy of Richmond County
Registry Address: 540 Telfair St.
Registry Number: 73000639
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Goodrich,William Henry
Architectural Style: Gothic revival
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Education, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1802, 1856, 1857
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: School
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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