Amos G. Rhodes

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Amos Giles Rhodes (1850-1928) was an Atlanta, Georgia furniture magnate. He was born in 1850 in Henderson, Kentucky. In 1875, he came to Atlanta as a laborer for the L & N Railroad. In 1879, he began a small furniture company which would grow into a large furniture business and make Rhodes a "pillar of the community". Some sources credit him with inventing the installment plan for buying furniture. Mr. A.G. Rhodes died in 1928, leaving a substantial endowment.

Architectural legacy[edit]

Rhodes was associated with the following historic buildings in Atlanta:

Family[edit]

He married Amanda Dougherty in 1876

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