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Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District

Columbus, Georgia
County of Muscogee.
East bank of Chattahoochee River, 8th-38th Streets North
National Register Number: 78000995
Resource type: District.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - energy facility. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: GA-10 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Industrial district.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
Dating from 1844 to 1900, this area physically documents the evolution of hydrotechnology and its contributions to the growth of an important southern textile center. Here is the best surviving concentration of 19th and early 20th century hydro-mechanical and -electrical engineering systems in the South.

Development and redevelopment pressures have endangered the historic integrity of this district.

Many of the historic mill structures have been demolished or altered, and the historic Bibb Mill, a contributing building, was destroyed by fire on October 30, 2008.

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