The architecture throughout the City represents 100 years of architectural development. Even more interesting, it represents the grand diversity of the settlers who came from across the country to settle here and build this diverse community.
It was founded in 1896 by Civil War Union veterans working in harmony with Confederate Rebels to create one of Georgia's three planned cities.
Unlike many other historic districts which exhibit a limited number of architectural styles in close proximity, Fitzgerald’s historic residential streetscape contains a mix of styles, including Queen Anne, Victorian, Neo Classical, Craftsman, Spanish Colonial, Gothic and others. You will also see residential styles and materials that are unique to Fitzgerald. In addition, you will note such distinctions as stained glass and extensive ornamental detailing on attic vents, gables and porches.
Fitzgerald is one of Georgia’s only planned cities. The city is laid out on a typical mid-western style grid, reflecting its founding. Streets are named for Yankee and Rebel generals (Grant Street, Lee Street, Sherman, etc.), native trees (Magnolia, Pine, etc.) and Civil War ships, the Monitor, Sultana, Merrimac, and Roanoke.
Main Street and Central Avenue are both centered with beautiful plaza parks, each featuring a plaque honoring a Civil War general, native tree, or river corresponding to the nearby cross street.
Come spend the day taking in this beautiful tour!