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9th Series

 Madison Historic Ornament Collection
 Limited Edition Series


9th Series
 

About the Madison Historic Ornament Collection
The ornament collection - an annual series of pewter replicas of historic buildings - illustrates the wonderful and elegant assets of the:
Madison Historic District, in the National Register of Historic Places.

Examples are primarily drawn from the Madison Historic District and each history card reveals a building saved and reused. History cards share tales of private stewardship, stories of new commercial options, and even those wonderful cooperative public projects.

Ornaments are available $12 each.  Note that these ornaments are collector limited editions and marked when minted. Each shares its own unique history and guides you to the original structure so that you may see the historic asset which inspired the pewter miniature.

Each ornament - perfect for gift-giving at any time - comes with an attached information card and its own envelope. So you can send an extra special notecard or use the collectible as a pendant, pin, or key chain item, a gift tag or a window light catcher, and obviously a tree decoration. Simple and sweet tokens of the past and future...



Bonar Hall
Bonar Hall OrnamentBonar Hall was built during the 1830’s by John Byne Walker and Eliza Fannin. This "Town Plantation" began as several hundred acres. The Broughton family owned the property for a time before it was purchased by William Bacon and named by his wife, Joseph "Josie" Varner Newton. Her daughter, Theresa Newton, inherited this architectural gem, whose structures and grounds are now being restored by her nephew, Alexander Newton and wife Betsy Wagenhauser.

The Georgian house plan features a central hallway flanked by two rooms on either side. The original style was also Georgian with a one story portico on the facade. This was removed by the Broughtons, who added the Victorian porches on the front and side. The property retains its outbuildings including the kitchen, tea house, orangerie, brick outhouse, and twin doghouses.

Bonar Hall is a contributing resource of the Madison Historic District, widely recognized as a sterling collection of Antebellum and Victorian architecture.  Madison’s architectural heritage is protected through local ordinance and administered by the Historic Preservation Commission. Historic preservation ensures that Madison will continue to serve as a charming home for its residents and as a delightful destination for tourists.

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Madison Historic Ornament Collection
    Limited Edition Series  

Bonar Hall
[IN STOCK]

  • Individual Ornament
  • Cast Pewter 
  • 2" H x 1 3/8" W 
  • original casting 
  • $12.00 includes tax
  • 1 of 4 - $30.00
    9th Series
    Boxed Set

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Other Great 
Landmark Homes

  • Atkinson Brick House
  • Boxwood
  • Georgia Female College
  • Magnolia Hall
  • Meire-Bearden House
  • Stage Coach House 


Hilltop
Hilltop OrnamentSamuel Shields built Hilltop in 1838 as a wedding gift to his daughter, Julia Ann, upon her marriage to Thomas Jefferson Burney. E.R. Lambert, Sr. purchased the dwelling as a family residence in 1922, and E.R. Lambert, Jr. and his bride Christine became the conscientious stewards in 1966. Hilltop has been lovingly maintained by the Lambert family and is a frequent star for the Tour of Homes.

The residence is a example of an I-House, an early vernacular house form popular in the Upland South though an interesting L-shaped variant with hipped roofs. Stylistically, the home is a transition from the Federal style to the Greek Revival style. The attenuated muntins of the transom and sidelights at the entrance are Federal in nature. The one story front portico with its simple pediment and entablature carried by four fluted, Doric columns is Greek Revival in style.

Hilltop is a contributing resource of the Madison Historic District, widely recognized as a sterling collection of Antebellum and Victorian architecture. Madison’s architectural heritage is protected through local ordinance and administered by the Historic Preservation Commission. Historic preservation ensures that Madison will continue to serve as a charming home for its residents and as a delightful destination for tourists.

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Madison Historic Ornament Collection
    Limited Edition Series  

Hilltop
[IN STOCK]

  • Individual Ornament
  • Cast Pewter 
  • 2" H x 1 3/8" W 
  • original casting 
  • $12.00 includes tax
  • 1 of 4 - $30.00
    9th Series
    Boxed Set 

ORDER ONLINE SOON

 


Other Great 
Downtown  Architecture

  • Hill House 
  • Hunter House
  • Iris Hill
  • M.F. Atkinson House
  • Poullain Heights
  • Thurleston 



Madisonian Building

Madisonian Building

 

Graham and Adelaide Ponder restored this building in the 1960s as the offices of The Madisonian newspaper. Constructed c.1905 it originally housed several offices, including Western Union Telegraph. The Ponders dubbed the side gardens as "Editors’ Walk" to honor editors who have served Morgan County since 1840. Recently adapted for upstairs residential use, the property marks the return of the "shopkeeper" approach to living above the workplace. Owner Victoria Mooney is also refurbishing the side gardens and using traditional hexagonal pavers, which once defined the downtown public sidewalks.

As a commercial style, this structure disguises its low slope roof with a high parapet wall embellished with a corbelled cornice and recessed panel. The building’s style is a vernacular mix of the Romanesque Revival and Italianate styles. The first floor contains evenly spaced, full-height round-arched windows; whereas, the upper story features segmental arched windows.

The Madisonian Building is a contributing resource of the Madison Historic District, widely recognized as a sterling collection of Antebellum and Victorian architecture. Madison’s architectural heritage is protected through local ordinance and administered by the Historic Preservation Commission. Historic preservation ensures that Madison will continue to serve as a charming home for its residents and as a delightful destination for tourists.


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Madison Historic Ornament Collection
    Limited Edition Series  

Madisonian Building
[IN STOCK]

  • Individual Ornament
  • Cast Pewter 
  • 2" H x 1 3/8" W 
  • original casting 
  • $12.00 includes tax
  • 1 of 4 - $30.00
    9th Series
    Boxed Set 

ORDER ONLINE SOON

 



Other Great 
Downtown  Landmarks

  • Bank of Madison
  • Heritage Hall
  • Madison City Hall
  • Morgan County Courthouse
  • Rogers House
  • Rose Cottage



    Old County Jail
    HilltopThe Old County Jail was built c.1892, replacing a stone jail located across the street. Here transgressors of all sorts were held - from petty thieves to more egregious offenders. There was even a hangman’s noose. This was one of the first buildings in town with running water, at one time having its own watertower. The building continued to be used as the county jail into the 1950s and the city jail into the 1980s. The Old Jail, now the Morgan County Archives, was dedicated as the Marshall "Woody" Williams Building in 2001 honoring his years of service as the County Archivist.

    The Jail has an fortress-like, three-story tower with a steep pyramidal roof once sheathed in slate. Rock face stone foundations, stringcourses, lintels, and sills further the imposing nature of the structure. The third floor features a decorative metal cornice and window hoods.

    The Old County Jail is a contributing resource of the Madison Historic District, widely recognized as a sterling collection of Antebellum and Victorian architecture. Madison’s architectural heritage is protected through local ordinance and administered by the Historic Preservation Commission. Historic preservation ensures that Madison will continue to serve as a charming home for its residents and as a delightful destination for tourists.

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    Madison Historic Ornament Collection
        Limited Edition Series  

    Old County Jail
    [IN STOCK]

    • Individual Ornament
    • Cast Pewter 
    • 2" H x 1 3/8" W 
    • original casting 
    • $12.00 includes tax
    • 1 of 4 - $30.00
      9th Series
      Boxed Set 

     ORDER ONLINE SOON

     
    Other Great 
    Civic  Landmarks

    • Chamber of Commerce
      (City Hall & Firehouse)
    • Madison Post Office
    • Madison Morgan Cultural Center (Madison Graded School) 
    • Morgan County Bank
    • Moore House
      (African-American Museum)
    • Richter Cottage