Augusta Cotton Exchange Building

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Augusta Cotton Exchange Building
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Augusta Cotton Exchange Building is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Augusta Cotton Exchange Building
Location Reynolds St., Augusta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°28′35″N 81°57′53″W / 33.47639°N 81.96472°W / 33.47639; -81.96472Coordinates: 33°28′35″N 81°57′53″W / 33.47639°N 81.96472°W / 33.47639; -81.96472
Area less than one acre
Built 1886 (1886)
Architectural style Second Empire, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 78001003[1]
Added to NRHP July 20, 1978

Augusta Cotton Exchange Building is a historic building in Augusta, Georgia. It was designed by Enoch William Brown and built in the mid-1880s during a cotton boom. The structure includes ornate details and ironwork and is considered High Victorian architecture. Materials for its construction were supplied locally by Charles F. Lombard's foundry.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 20, 1978. It is located on Reynolds Street.

The exchange was organized for the cotton trade. It housed brokers and a trading floor. Women were excluded and off hours cockfights and Saturday football meetups took place.[2]

The building is part of the Augusta Downtown Historic District and Augusta Canal National Monument Heritage Area. Bill Moore of Aiken, South Carolina purchased and restored the building in 1988. The building has been used by the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau as a Welcome Center and is now a branch of Georgia Bank and Trust of Augusta.[2]

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  1. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Augusta Cotton Exchange National Park Service