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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1854/00/00 Dennis Redmond, an Irish born horticulturalist, builds the main house (now the Augusta National Golf Club clubhouse) on his indigo plantation.
1857/00/00 Belgian horticulturist Baron Louis E M Berckmans buys the plantation from Dennis Redmond.
1858/00/00 L E M Berckmans and his son, Prosper Julius Alphonse, establish Fruitland Nurseries, which will become one of the most important horticultural centers in the South.
1859/00/00 The Berckmans plant Magnolia Lane in 1858 and 1859 from seeds sent to them from Athens, Georgia.
1886/08/31 Charleston Earthquake rattles Fruitland Nursery, creating several cracks in the concrete walls of the Main House. 1886 Charleston Earthquake
1931/00/00 Bobby Jones Owner Bobby Jones of Atlanta, Georgia, heads a group that buys a former nursery and creates the Augusta National Golf Club. They hire Willis Irvin to design the clubhouse.
1931/00/00 Willis Irvin Architect Bobby Jones of Atlanta, Georgia, heads a group that buys a former nursery and creates the Augusta National Golf Club. They hire Willis Irvin to design the clubhouse.
1933/00/00 Bobby Jones Golf Course Architect Augusta National Golf Course opens.
1933/00/00 Alister Mackenzie Golf Course Architect Augusta National Golf Course opens.
1934/03/00 The first Augusta National Invitation Tournament (known as the Masters Tournament since 1939) is held in March.
1954/10/01 Dwight D Eisenhower Visitor 'Eisenhower Cabin' is completed near the 10th tee at Augusta National Golf Club. Built for President Eisenhower and his family for their visits to Augusta, designed by architect Lowrey Stulb and his firm, Eve and Stulb.

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Particulars for Augusta National Golf Course:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Entertainment-recreation
Other Description French Louisiana plantation
Sport Golf
Landscape Golf course
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Landscape architecture
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History
Area of Significance Sports

Data
Length in Yards: 7435
Par: 72


US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 25th May 1979

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Fruitlands
Registry Address: 2604 Washington Rd.
Registry Number: 79000742
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Redmond,Dennis; Mackenzie,Alistair
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: French Louisiana plantation
Area in Acres: 344
Contributing Buildings: 2
Contributing Sites: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Entertainment-recreation, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1854, 1935
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Outdoor recreation

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Activity
Activity Category Sports

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