Historic Markers Across Georgia



Straus Home Site



Marker ID: GHM 130-7
Location: Ga 41 about 1 block N of the courthouse in Talbotton
County: Talbot
Coordinates: N 32° 40.683    W 084° 32.4
  32.67805    -84.54
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Straus Home Site Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

In 1854, Lazarus Strauss brought his wife. and four children to Talbotton to their first home in America. Here he established a store, the first in a series that led to Macy´s, one of the leading department stores in the world. Straus add his sons Isidor, Nathan, and Oscar, are among those men in American Jewry of whom all Jews are most proud. Isidor as a merchant, Nathan as a pioneer in public health, Oscar as one of the earliest career diplomats, and all as philanthropists and patriots, have won national acclaim.

GHM 130-7 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958



 

 

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