Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Tupper House



Marker ID: GHM 157-1
Location: Robert Toombs Ave and Allison St, Washington, GA
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 44.226    W 082° 44.476
  33.7371    -82.74126
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This was the home of Dr. Henry Allen Tupper, grandfather of the wife of General George Marshall, for U.S. Army Chief of Staff, U.S. Secretary of State and originator of the Marshall Plan.

Dr. Tupper was pastor of the Baptist Church here for 20 years, but never accepted one penny of salary, as he was already wealthy. The 18 white columns on all four sides and the graceful, divided stairway make this house outstanding architecturally.

In ante-bellum days the daylight basement was used as a kitchen and an office.

GHM 157-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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