Tuesday, August 31, 2010

M is for

[Did you think I had abandoned the ABC-along? What can I say? It has been a long, HOT summer.]

Way back in the 'L' post on the library, I mentioned that we would be seeing the building which housed the library prior to its present location when we got to 'M'.

So here it is. M is for Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art; now putting the art in martinis apparently. I have many fond memories of this building both as the library and from the summer art camps my child attended.

It is a beautiful 1910 Classical Revival building celebrating its 100th year serving the square this year. We'll see it yet again later in the alphabet.


M is also for Mayor. Marietta's Mayor, Steve "Thunder" Tumlin is one of the attorneys in the law firm where I work. You know you're in the South when the Mayor has a nickname in quotes as part of his name! Steve is definitely a people person, loves Marietta, and is a dedicated public servant (usually with a big smile and friendly hello).

And M is also for monument.

This monument to Alexander Stephens Clay today stands on the west side of the square. Clay was a U.S. Senator from 1896-1910 and died while holding that office.


The unveiling of the monument took place on the square in August 1912 as shown in this archival photo.



Looks like a mighty good turnout!

4 comments:

Mary said...

Marvelous! Thank you for this peek at Southern life!

YesterUkes said...

I really am coming that direction soon. If I get to visit Marietta, I'll feel right at home.

YesterUkes said...

I really am coming that direction soon. If I get to visit Marietta, I'll feel right at home.

minipurl said...

Mmmmm. Martinis and music...now all we need is some M&Ms!