Progressive Experiment

Progressive Experiment (HM22M8)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
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N 33° 35.833', W 83° 27.15'

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The 1906 Perry Act established college-prep boarding schools for rural youth in each of Georgia's12 congressional districts. Morgan, Putnam, and Wilkes counties submitted proposals for the 8th District Agricultural & Mechanical School campus, eventually sited on roughly 262 acres on the edge of Madison.

UGA Professor Joseph A. Stewart planned the impressive campus and Haralson Bleckley was the architect. The Madison A&M opened in 1908 in a Neoclassical style Administrative Building. When a newly-created State Board of Regents dissolved the system and the Class of 1933 graduated, the property was sold to the local Board of Education for $1.

Utilized by the National Youth Administration (1935-45), GA Dept. of Ed. for Veteran's Farm Training (1946-48), and Morgan County High School (1948), its architectural legacy was lost to neglect, abandonment, and modernization (1963-76). Brick pillars are the last vestige of the original campus.
HM NumberHM22M8
Placed ByThe City of Madison Madison Bicentennial Commission 1809-2009 A Preserve America Community
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Date Added Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 272426 N 3720193
Decimal Degrees33.59721667, -83.45250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.833', W 83° 27.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 49.98" N, 83° 27' 8.9999999999999" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 993 College Ave, Madison GA 30650, US
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