The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society has partnered for the second year with Newnan-Coweta Art Association. Local artists will be stationed around the Court Square and downtown painting scenes of local architecture 10 a.m. – noon Saturday, May 20. Carolyn Barron Montessori School students will also be painting around the 1904 Coweta County Courthouse.
Tours depart 10 and 11 a.m. from the Court Square, led by Carla Cook Smith. Smith is a writer and former Coweta County resident. Her most recent book, is titled “Historic Newnan 1828-2016”. She will share insights and stories about a sampling of Newnan’s historic business and office buildings
On the tour, see artists painting Newnan’s landmarks:
1) The Alamo, 19 W. Ct. Square-Victoria Perez
2) Leaf & Bean and Ace Growlers, 22 W. Ct. Square
3) Rosenzweig, Jones, Horne & Griffis, P.C — building (next to Reese Opera House), 32 S. Court Square. Where first movie theater the Majestic Movie Theater was located.-Margo Merrifield
4) Walk down Greenville Street to 15 Greenville St. where Grannie Fannies antiques was — The G.R. Black Bldg where first Howard Glover business was located. – Barbara Kelly
5) 8 Greenville St. — Where Dr. J. T. Reese had drug store.-Tina Persons
6) Reese Opera House, 34 South Ct. Square
7) Walk on around corner to see 3 East Broad St. where Dr. Thomas Jefferson Jones medical office was. – Donna Massey
8) 10 E. Broad St., Fine Lines Art & Framing building which also has a connection.
9) Walk across Court Square to discuss Virginia House, 1 Jefferson St. – Karen DeFelix
10) Jefferson Street behind Virginia House – 7 Jefferson St., where Mayfair on the Square is located — where there was a tunnel for folks to exit Virginia House with alcohol during prohibition.
11) Courthouse – Bette Schumann
12) Courthouse lawn – Montessori students & Cecelia Smith