Columbus Historic District

Roughly bounded by 9th and 4th sts., 4th Ave., and the Chattahoochee River, Columbus, Georgia


High Uptown Neighborhood

1. View of the Second Avenue streetscape

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress



The Columbus Historic District is approximately 166 acres of historic structures dating from 1828 to the late 1930s. This part of the city retains its original grid, wide tree lined streets, and some of the original brick streets. Not only is the area important as an example of early city planning, but it contains a large number of intact structures featuring many architectural styles and types as well as a type indigenous to Columbus. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS GA-2313)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 29, 1969
Reference number
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Georgian; Other architectural type; Italian Villa
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Landscape Architecture; Commerce; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Business
Current functions
Single dwelling; Business
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 612