Lucy Cobb Institute Campus

Also known as: Carl Vinson Institute of Government
200 N. Milledge Ave., University of Georgia campus, Athens, Georgia

Historic girls school in Athens, GA


Seney Stovall Chapel

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The Lucy Cobb Institute was a girls' school on Milledge Avenue in Athens, Georgia. It was founded by Thomas R.R. Cobb, and named in honor of his daughter, who had died of scarlet fever[2] at age 14,[3] shortly before construction was completed and doors opened;[4] it was incorporated in 1859.[5] The cornerstone for the Seney-Stovall Chapel was laid in May 1882,[6] and the octagonal building was dedicated in 1885.[7] The school closed in 1931. The campus of the Lucy Cobb Institute was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1972. Today, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government of the University of Georgia is housed in the former Lucy Cobb Institute. - Wikipedia

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1972
Reference number
Architectural styles
Early Republic; Victorian: Octagon Mode; Other architectural type; Regency
Areas of significance
Education; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; School
Current function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Significant years
1858; 1882; 1885
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2


19th Century (37,874)
Athens, Georgia (54)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1858 (361)
Built during 1850s (4,706)
Clarke County, Georgia (66)
Early Republic (295)
Georgia (3,075)
Have Street View (46,870)
Octagon Mode (136)
Owned by state government (3,450)
School (5,178)
Stucco (7,816)
Victorian (19,698)
W.W. Thomas (2)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • October 24, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"
  • October 24, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller

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