Peacock Woods – Dimon Circle

DSCN0681The development of the Peacock Woods – Dimon Circle Historic District began in 1922 with John Francis Flournoy’s Peacock Woods subdivision. It was situated up on a knoll and afforded the city dwellers some relief from the heat of the lower land by the river. It roughly covered the northern half of the district and Samuel Kelly Dimon’s Dimon Circle subdivision covered the southern part.  Flournoy, a prominent Columbus developer, hired Earle S. Draper, noted landscape architect from Charlotte, NC to design Peacock Woods as an upper class, picturesque neighborhood with curvilinear streets and a park-like setting.  Dimon Circle was subdivided from Dimon’s family property, The Cedars, in 1922 with addDSCN0680 (2)itional lots added in 1924.  Architectural styles represented in the Peacock Woods – Dimon Circle District include Colonial Revival, Craftsman, English Vernacular Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival.

Have you taken a walk around Lakebottom Park recently? The next time you do, be on the lookout for the wonderful and informative markers that surround the trail.  You can learn so much about this area that contains so much of the history and legacy of Columbus. Then take a moment to give our city founders a high-five for their foresight in creating some of the most wonderful neighborhoods in our city.  Sign, sign ….. everywhere a sign. Start giving them a look!

About Ruthie Curtis

About Ruthie I am a real estate agent in Columbus, GA and love my “job.” I enjoy being associated with the professionals at Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate and the folks that I come in contact with each and every day. I basically just love houses and all that is associated with them. It is so rewarding to help buyers and sellers reach their goals and to be a part of the process that makes it happen. I especially love gardens and how they can work to improve a property both in aesthetics and function. As a Master Gardener, I feel that I can add another dimension to the home buying and selling process. Partnered with my love of creatively doing the “what if we” changes to houses and my attention to detail, I can offer my clients a well-rounded approach to meeting their real estate needs while having some fun along the way. I have lived in Columbus for the past 25 years and have been actively involved in the community. My involvements include being the 1996 Race Director for the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens; a past board member of Girls,Inc and the Columbus Regional Tennis Association (CORTA); a board member of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Columbus Botanical Garden, the Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society, and is a member of the Women’s Reading Club of Columbus and the Overdue Book Club. I am a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where I serve on the Altar (10) I am a UGA Bulldawg – having grown up in Athens and attended the University of Georgia where I received a BA degree in Advertising. I have two daughters, two great son-in-laws, five grandchildren and a Jack Russell Terrier named Jasper. I live in the historic Overlook area in Columbus where I recently purchased an older home and enjoyed the experience of putting my creative knowledge and skills to work!
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