- 698 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, GA 31201
Many people have come forward with stories about working at Happ Bros, when it was a sewing factory or when uniforms were made during World War ll. The original product produced in great quantity dating from 1916 was Happ Bros. Over-alls! Happ ceased active production in the late 1980’s. During the decade of the 1990’s the Happ building just barely escaped the wrecking ball, occupying such a prominent and historic corner, Broadway at Pine! Demolition companies were interested because of the more than one million bricks. One of the key players in saving the Happ Bros. Building was the Honorable Jim Marshall, then lord mayor and now representing the Macon area in the U.S. Congress. Thank you Jim!
- 855 Mulberry St, Macon, GA 31201
This Macon landmark, now on the National Register, will soon turn 100. New mechanical systems were installed in time for the grand opening in 2002 and the Macon Heritage Foundation presented Katherine Court a design/preservation award. Katherine Court is now a modern facility inside a historic building: with high speed Internet, washer-dryer connections, stainless hardware, dishwashers and 90% efficiency natural gas furnaces along with pilot-less gas cooking. These updates also help keep utility bills low. Katherine Court, across from the Cannon Ball house and the Hay House, is within a ten-minute walk of at least 20 eating and drinking establishments. It is also close to the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Mercer University School of Law. Each of the 28 apartments is unique and most have patios, and there is also a spectacular roof top deck.
- 876 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201
This building, as home to middle Georgia’s most stylish and upscale people, had all the latest conveniences, such as a refrigerator for every apartment, elevators, tile baths with a circulating hotel type hot water system, steam heat, and even an incinerator in the basement for burning garbage. The building still has all these things, including the incinerator in the basement. It is too heavy to move but its use is now outlawed! The Terraces renovation has won awards from Newtown Macon and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.