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2016001m0034 | Augusta Museum of History

Barrett Plaza

Artist/Creator

Frank Christian

Date

ca. 1948

Description

Once upon a time, visitors who came to Augusta via railroad would disembark and step through the doors of Union Station to be greeted by Barrett Plaza. The square was once a source of pride that boasted, not only of Union Station, but also Hollingworth Candy Company (seen on the other side of the fountain), a large Post Office, and the beautiful and elegant Plaza Hotel. Barrett Plaza is still there, but is now home to the Federal Justice Center. Hollingsworth Candy Company was torn down after the company relocated to Atlanta and the site is now occupied by the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. The old Plaza Hotel was torn down and replaced by a judicial building. The old Post Office building still stands but is also used by the courts. After passenger service to Augusta ceased, Union Station was also torn down and a new Post Office and bank was built in its place.

Credit Line

Donated by Frank Christian Jr. The son and grand-nephew of the photographers of the Frank Christian Collection.

Location

Storage

Object ID

2016.001.m.0034 a-b

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