The Crescent, 1899

Colonel William S. West, who served as a United States Senator, built the Crescent between 1897-1899. It is the grandest mansion in all of Valdosta. It was saved from impending demolition by three ladies of the Valdosta Garden Club and in 1951 became home to all the city’s garden clubs. It serves as the centerpiece of the Valdosta Garden Center, which also features beautiful formal gardens and outbuildings, and has played host to countless weddings and formal functions over the years. It’s open to the public Monday through Friday from 2 PM to 5 PM, but closed during major holidays and private events.

904 North Patterson Street

http://xl1.esiteasp.com/thegardencenter/home.nxg

For more views of the house and gardens:

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2009/06/24/the-crescent-1898-valdosta/

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2010/09/08/the-chapel-of-the-garden-1898-valdosta-2/

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2010/09/08/jones-kindergarten-circa-1914-valdosta/

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One response to “The Crescent, 1899

  1. One of my favorite places. Loving your blog.

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