Louis H. Persley

Louis H. Persley (HM7KW)

Location: Athens, GA 30601 Clarke County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 57.629', W 83° 22.745'

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(1888-1932)

Originally from Macon, Georgia, African-American architect Louis H. Persley attended Lincoln University, and graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1914. Persley then joined the faculty of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama . One of his few projects in Georgia, Persley designed a new building for the First African Methodist Episcopal Church on this site in 1916. First AME began as Pierce's Chapel in 1866, believed to be the first congregation in Athens established by African Americans after the Civil War. Persley went on to design buildings including the Masonic Temple in Birmingham, and several structures on the campus of Tuskegee. On April 5, 1920 Louis Persley became the first African American to register with the new Georgia State Board of Registered Architects.
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HM NumberHM7KW
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number29-3
Year Placed2006
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Athens
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 4:31am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 280171 N 3760324
Decimal Degrees33.96048333, -83.37908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.629', W 83° 22.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 37.74" N, 83° 22' 44.70" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 152-198 W Dougherty St, Athens GA 30601, US
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