Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home, 1860, Augusta

William H. Salisbury built this house just before the outbreak of the Civil War. Soon thereafter, Emily Tubman purchased it for use as the manse of the First Christian Church, when James Sanford Lamar was serving as its pastor. Lamar’s son, Joseph Rucker Lamar, lived in this house until he was 18. He would go on to codify the laws of Georgia, serve as a state supreme court justice, and eventually was appointed by President William Howard Taft to the United States Supreme Court. He and Woodrow Wilson were neighbors and childhood friends on this street during the Civil War years and thereafter.

It is now home to Historic Augusta, Inc.

National Register of Historic Places


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