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Billings House (Columbus, Ga.)

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Type: StillImage
Creator: Linley, John
Title: Billings House (Columbus, Ga.)
Swift Mansion (Columbus, Ga.)
Date: 1971 Aug.
Description: Located at: 303 Twelfth Street, Columbus, Ga.

Two-story stuccoed brick house, featuring a two-story composite portico around the three sides of the front wing supported by eleven heroic fluted Corinthian columns. The columns were originally Doric. George P. Swift, father of Mrs. J. P. Kyle, reorganized and started the Muscogee Manufacturing Company just after the war. He bought the house from Rothschild and paid for it with Confederate money. During Wilson's raid, the house was used by Union soldiers. In 1898 the roof burned and the interior was changed. For more information see Linley, John. The Georgia Catalog: Historic American Buildings Survey. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, c1982, p. 288.

Slide annotated: "Swift House, Columbus"

Date of structure: 1857.

Subjects: Rothschild family | Kyle, J. P., Mrs. | Greek Revival | European | Brick | Inorganic material | Stucco | Plaster | Coating (material) | Wood (plant material) | Plant material | Houses | Mansions | Dwellings | Architecture--Georgia--Columbus | Architecture--Georgia--Muscogee County | Billings, Dr.--Homes and haunts | Swift, George Parker, 1815-1897--Homes and haunts | Columbus (Ga.) | Muscogee County (Ga.)
Contributors: Owens Library
Online Publisher: Digital Library of Georgia, 2002
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Cite as: [title of image], John Linley Collection, Box 19, Owens Library, School of Environment and Design, The University of Georgia

Related Materials: Forms part of: John Linley Collection
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Collection Information: Historic Architecture and Landscapes of Georgia: The Hubert Bond Owens and John Linley Image Collections at the Owens Library