Cook & Brother Armory Building

Cook & Brother Armory Building (HM156C)

Location: Athens, GA 30601 Clarke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 57.483', W 83° 21.95'

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1862 Cook & Brother purchases property at the junction of Trail Creek and the North Oconee River, builds the Armory and produces Enfield-model rifles for the Confederate Army.

1865 Cook & Brother Armory closes at the end of the Civil War.

1870 Athens Manufacturing company purchases the Armory and moves its weaving operation called Check Factory to this location. R.L. Bloomfield is president until his death in 1916. The Check Factory prospers during World War I and survives the Great Depression. A.G. Dudley becomes president of Athens Manufacturing during this time.

1947 After A.G. Dudley's death in 1947, the factory is sold to Chicopee Mills, a division of Johnson and Johnson.

1980 The Chicopee Factory is acquired by the University of Georgia. The building is restored for adaptive use for the UGA Physical Plant Division and the Small Business Development Center.

2005 The UGA Physical Plant Division and the UGA Small Business Development Center continue to operate in the Chicopee Complex.
HM NumberHM156C
Year Placed2005
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 281389 N 3760026
Decimal Degrees33.95805000, -83.36583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.483', W 83° 21.95'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 28.98" N, 83° 21' 57.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3300-3348 Athens - North Oconee River Greenway, Athens GA 30601, US
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