John Wellborn Root Birthplace Site

John Wellborn Root Birthplace Site (HMV90)

Location: Lumpkin, GA 31815 Stewart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 3.049', W 84° 47.764'

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John Wellborn Root (1850-1891), world famous architect, was born on this site. The son of Mary Clark and Sidney Root, he was educated in Lumpkin, Atlanta, New York, and Claremont and Oxford in England. A pioneer in some phases of architecture, he designed plans for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and for the Fine Arts Building that became Chicago's permanent Museum of Fine Arts. He devised the system of grillage foundations, now standard practice in architecture, and his work was "modern, honest and structurally true". He was a gifted musician, artist and amateur actor.
HM NumberHMV90
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number128-15
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 708080 N 3548192
Decimal Degrees32.05081667, -84.79606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.049', W 84° 47.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 2.94" N, 84° 47' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1049 Maple St, Lumpkin GA 31815, US
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