Henry W. Grady House

634 Prince Ave., Athens, Georgia

Photos 

General R. D. B. Taylor House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Fred D. Nichols, Photographer

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Henry W. Grady was a major proponent of national reconciliation during the post-Civil War era, delivering his famous "New South" speech in 1886 in New York City. As editor of the "Atlanta Constitution," Grady promoted southern industry and agricultural diversification. The house was built in the 1840s and is a Greek Revival mansion dominated by a giant-order Doric portico on three sides. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 11, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1976
Reference number
76000613
NR name
Grady, Henry W., House
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Communications
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1863; 1872
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2015: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Street View"

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