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  Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
by 807Wheaton

This Federal Style House now houses the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Built in 1818 for Nicholas Ware the mayor of Augusta it was dubbed "Ware's Folly". It cost $40,000 to build this uniquely designed house. Now it is a center for art classes and changing art shows.

Still containing original glass windows one of the windows has an etching on it with the initials of previous owners from the 1880's.

Address: 506 Telfair Street
Phone: 706-722-5495
Website: http://www.ghia.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 23, 2005
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