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Pop-Up Speak Easy presented by Historic Macon Foundation
June 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7-9 p.m. 690 First Street. Can a building disappear from the written record? Can a clandestine bar sit conspicuously next to the city police department without being raided?
Indeed, it can. The Newman Building at 690 First Street has a storied past. Built around 1875, it served as the Progress Club, a private social club open only to gentlemen, prior to Prohibition. It also operated as a pharmacy and bakery before disappearing from City Directories in the years of Prohibition (1920-1933). Of course, there is no record to confirm this building once housed a speakeasy but the absence of any written material is a good indication less than legal activities occurred there.
Explore this fascinating architectural gem and experience its history in downtown Macon during The Progress Club: a preservation pop-up speakeasy hosted by Historic Macon Foundation and MMI Capital.
Tickets are $15 and include 4 hand-crafted cocktails carefully curated by mixologist masterminds Chelsea Hughes and Dylan Lowman and lite bites provided by Moonhanger Group.
Historic Macon’s series of preservation pop-up speakeasies are made possible by the #DowntownChallenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.