Macon County Courthouse - Georgia Greeting Card

Macon County Courthouse - Georgia Greeting Card

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Macon County Courthouse - 5x7 Georgia Greeting Card by Mark Tisdale.

The subject of this Georgia greeting card is the 1894 Macon County Courthouse. Built in the Romanesque style of architecture, it was constructed to replace a previous courthouse lost to fire. Local lore holds that it was originally planned to be built of stone instead of brick but the cost was too high and the building organizers settled for a granite cornerstone. It's also said that there was an attempt to move the county seat, and thus the new courthouse, to Montezuma. But Oglethorpe won out and remains the county seat to this day.

The architects for our handsome old courthouse were W. Chamberlain & Company of Knoxville, Tennessee. Plans were completed in 1893 with the building being finished the following year.

In my memories of childhood, the courthouse was an off-white color. It's possible when it was newly painted it had been white. Whatever the case, it wasn't nearly as pretty as it is today having been restored to its original unpainted brick exterior. It's shown in this image on this card with red brick beneath picturesque blue skies.

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Greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. Each card comes with a white envelope.

These greeting cards may be ordered as a single card or in packs of 10 or 25 cards. If you would like to order cards in greater quantities or with other customization, send me a message.

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