Augusta Cotton Exchange, Circa 1885

Augusta Cotton Exchange Richmond County GA Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Designed by Enoch William Brown and built during a cotton boom in the mid-1880s, the Augusta Cotton Exchange is one of the most beautiful buildings in the downtown historic district. After restoration in 1988, it served as a welcome center for the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau and is now a branch of the Georgia Bank & Trust.

National Register of Historic Places


Filed under --RICHMOND COUNTY GA--, Augusta GA

2 responses to “Augusta Cotton Exchange, Circa 1885

  1. Dale E. Reddick

    Brian – This is now South State Bank at the corner of Reynolds Street and 8th St. Beside it is a Georgia Historic Marker commemorating the June 5, 1781 use of the second Mayham Tower constructed & employed during the American Revolutionary War. This was constructed under the orders of ‘Lighthorse’ Harry Lee (father of CSA General Robert E. Lee) to raise a six-pounder cannon to an elevation where it could fire into British Fort Cornwallis. The British forces in in the fort (one block from this site) surrendered.

  2. Amazing photo. Such history.

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