Save The Goodale

Save The Goodale Preserving the History of the Goodale Inn built in 1799

This is one of the oldest brick homes in the South and full of history!

Wade Hampton Blvd should NOT be renamed. Please sign and share so that we can preserve the history of this noble and his...
05/29/2019
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So...The Goodale has ties to The Brady Bunch...Interesting read.
09/02/2016
The Remarkable Legacy of Richmond - Augusta Magazine - August - September 2016 - Augusta, GA

So...The Goodale has ties to The Brady Bunch...Interesting read.

For five years now, the Academy of Richmond County Hall of Fame has been inducting alumni, faculty and administrators. This year’s group includes 11 new members whose lives had an impact on others from Georgia to Hollywood, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Titan missile silos and the battlefields of World Wa...

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11/11/2015

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Have a safe Veteran's Day and don't forget those who's sacrifice makes us who we are today. Goodale's Veterans were lead...
11/11/2015

Have a safe Veteran's Day and don't forget those who's sacrifice makes us who we are today. Goodale's Veterans were leaders in the American Revolution, War of 1812, the Polish Revolution, and the Civil War. They founded not only Augusta but influenced the makings of this country from it's birth. They were Governors, Senators, Representatives, Heads of Medical Institutions, and even a President Elect. The Goodale is a Veteran itself, one of Georgia's oldest and bravest. It's walls have sheltered history in the making, heard war stories that remain untold, and will stand tall and proud as any wounded soldier does on this and every day.

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10/27/2015

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10/07/2015

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Timeline Photos
10/07/2015

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Portrait by the famous Charles Wilson Peale of Christopher Fitzsimmons, the builder of The Goodale.
09/25/2015

Portrait by the famous Charles Wilson Peale of Christopher Fitzsimmons, the builder of The Goodale.

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09/06/2015

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05/25/2015

Have a great Memorial Day!

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05/25/2015

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12/16/2014

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Happy Holidays! Thanks to South Coast Paranormal Society for the help with a few seasonal decorations!
12/16/2014

Happy Holidays! Thanks to South Coast Paranormal Society for the help with a few seasonal decorations!

Make EVERY DAY a Veteran's Day! Always remember those who give up everything so that we can have something.
11/11/2014

Make EVERY DAY a Veteran's Day! Always remember those who give up everything so that we can have something.

10/31/2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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10/27/2014

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10/27/2014

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10/01/2014

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Just doing some afternoon ghost hunting!
09/19/2014

Just doing some afternoon ghost hunting!

Thanks to Historic Augusta for their help in helping us to obtain grant money to Save The Goodale....Oh wait...you told ...
09/17/2014

Thanks to Historic Augusta for their help in helping us to obtain grant money to Save The Goodale....Oh wait...you told us you were going to help us to get grants but you just wanted the house.....I get it now. Excerpt from 1772 Foundations 2013 Annual report:

Maybe they'll rethink the way they do "business". Historic Augusta's leadership is not concerned with Historic Homes.......
09/08/2014
Goodale House owner files fraud complaint against Historic Augusta

Maybe they'll rethink the way they do "business". Historic Augusta's leadership is not concerned with Historic Homes....They are concerned with making a dollar at whatever the cost. Shame on them and I will stand on the side of the truth while they scramble and try to paint their own picture.

The owner of the Goodale House delivered a criminal complaint to the Secretary of State's office accusing Historic Augusta of using his name to win a grant.

09/04/2014

The spirits at the Goodale must be getting excited! A few of us just experienced one of the most fascinating encounters yet! A chandelier started swinging violently back and forth as soon as we walked out of the room....I had just got done telling the others about a futon that got slammed on the floor in the same room. They don't think I'm crazy now. ;)

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09/04/2014

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09/04/2014

Interesting discovery I found on the net from a researcher in 2002.... I will quote it....
"Christopher Fitzsimmons had residences in both GA and SC. In 1818 he was the largest slave holder in Augusta GA with 153 slaves. He was known as a gentleman and wealthy, but generous merchant. His brother-in-law, Oswell Eve and he were hospitable and entertained a group of Cherokee Indians who paid them an annual summer visit according to Emmaline's Diary (Oswell Eve's daughter and close cousin of Anna Fitzsimmons). These visits took place at Goodale Inn where he and Eve operated a brewery they named "Good-Ale" Inn."

HERE'S ALL THE STRUCTURAL WOOD THE GOODALE CONTAINS....100% OF WHICH IS FULLY INTACT AND SOLID.CAN YOU GUESS APPROXIMATE...
08/27/2014

HERE'S ALL THE STRUCTURAL WOOD THE GOODALE CONTAINS....100% OF WHICH IS FULLY INTACT AND SOLID.
CAN YOU GUESS APPROXIMATELY HOW MANY BRICKS MADE UP THE ORIGINAL STRUCTURE OF THE HOME WHEN IT WAS BUILT? TAKE A GUESS AND THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL GIFT!

08/23/2014
www.1772foundation.org

THIS FOUNDATION GAVE HISTORIC AUGUSTA $75,000 AFTER THEY SOLICITED A GRANT USING THE GOODALE. THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING WITH OUR NONPROFIT TO FUND RAISE TO REPAIR THE GOODALE... THIS WAS 19 MONTHS AGO AND WE JUST LEARNED OF IT...WHAT A SHAME!

08/12/2014

I have put together a comprehensive history of The Goodale Plantation. I will post it here and please comment if you have anything to add, share, or dispute. It's quite lengthy but what can you expect out of a 270 year old plantation???

The home was built in 1799 on part of Thomas Goodale's 500 acre plantation. Goodale was an original founder of Augusta, Georgia and was the ferry captain on the Savannah River that runs behind the house. The plantation was then sold to Francis Macartan and Martin Campbell, founders of Macartan and Campbell Trading Company as well as founders of Augusta. Macartan Campbell, son of the latter owned the plantation afterwards and upon his death his widow Sarah Fenwick took possesion. Prominent Savanah businessman Dr. George Jones married Sarah Fenwick and in 1799 sold the Plantation to a Charleston, South Carolina merchant named Christopher Fitzsimmons. Oswall Eve Jr and family moved into the house in 1800 before building Forest (Frog) Hall. Eve had operated the only black powder mill in the colonies and his works were spied on by the government through Paul Revere. Oswalls powder fired the majority of the bullets of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The true Inventor of the cotton gin, Joseph Eve resided in the home after his brother Oswall left. Dr Joseph Eve was good friends with fellow inventor Benjamin Franklin and Declaration of Independance signer Dr. Benjamin Rush. His son Joseph Adams Eve, Founder of the Geogia Medical College(Georgia Regents), grew up in the home. He is also the father of Judge William F. Eve of Richmond County. Christopher Fitzsimmons later gave the home to his daughter Ann and her new husband, Wade Hampton, Jr., as dowry. His son, Wade Hampton III, would later become leader of the Confederate Army and governor of South Carolina. Goodale plantation was owned by Wade Hampton, Jr., but he let his father, Wade Hampton, Sr. live there. Wade Hampton, Sr., was a Colonel in the American Revolution, a General in the War of 1812 and was the man who first brought the news to Washington, DC, that the United States had won the Battle of New Orleans in 1814. Numerous articles of correspondence from the elder Hampton bear the inscription "Goodale." In 1835 SC Representative Abner Whatley bought the Goodale. Later his brother Edmund Whatley owned it. They were both charter members of Beech Island Baptist and Abner donated the land it is built on. From 1839-1850, the inn was the home of Dr. Paul Fitzsimmons Eve (1806-1877), Dean of the Medical College and Surgeon General for the Confederacy. Eve was a Golden Cross recipient from the Polish Revolution and is the only American Soldier to fight for the Polish. He was honored with a statue erected in Augusta by the Polish government. He has over 600 published works and was the greatest surgeon of his time. He is also accredited with performing the first hysterectomy. Later, Jonathan M Miller, made the Goodale Inn his home. He was an extensive planter with several farms and prominent member of The Augusta Company. He was also a charter member of Beech Island Baptist. John H. Mann lived briefly at Goodale. He was a Methodist Minister and helped to found the black Methodist church Trinity. Charles Cunningham lived for a short period at The Goodale. His Grandfathers were General Charles Cunningham and Captain Oswall Eve. His father was the principal broker in the Americas for Joseph Eve's cotton gin. Jonathan Miller moved back and farmed the land for 20 more years before selling to Hamilton H. Hickman. Hickman was longtime president of Graniteville Mill and influenced not only modern day industry but education as well. He was Vice President of The Southern Baptist Convention and also the Georgia Railroad bank. Robert A Flemming, from the prominent Flemming family of Augusta had the home at the turn of the 20th century. Another house of his as well as his mothers house have been restored on Greene Street. After the McElmurrays farmed the Goodale for many years, Troy Agnew moved into the house. Troy was a professional baseballer who played and managed several minor league teams. He owned the Augusta Tigers with his brother Sam Agnew. Sam caught Babe Ruth's game one shutout in the 1918 World Series and played for several major league teams. The Goodale Inn was a restaurant in the 70's and was no stranger to hosting some famous celebrities of the 20th Century. Jack Nicklaus and Frank Sinatra are just a couple who have sat down to eat at the Goodale . Several musicians have made a day or night of entertaining guests as they enjoyed dinner. It was even a school called "Our School" for a short period during the early 70's.
The Goodale Inn is also known as the Fitzsimmons-Hampton House and is on the National Historic Registry. The home has also been the site for paranormal exploration with many reports of sightings and activity. The spirit of little girl inhabits the residence as well as an adult woman. There seems to be another presence in the house although it has not made itself known as of yet.
The house was being restored when the western chimney collapsed and took down most of the wall. The remaining chimney was removed and the home was structurally reinforced to prevent further damage. The home is owned by the Historic Home Preservation Society and plans are underway to repair the damaged wall.

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08/11/2014

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08/11/2014

COL Abnor Whatley owned the Goodale from 1835-1846 before selling it to Jonathan Miller, a Southern planter with several farms. Hamilton H. Hickman moved in for 30 years from 1871-1901. From 1867-1899 Hickman was President of the Graniteville Mill, the Souths first and largest mill of its kind.

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08/09/2014

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Zoom in on the top of the bottom window and tell me what you see...
08/01/2014

Zoom in on the top of the bottom window and tell me what you see...

After an engineering assessment yesterday, Hunter explored the Goodale. What he saw and heard was very interesting.....
04/30/2014

After an engineering assessment yesterday, Hunter explored the Goodale. What he saw and heard was very interesting.....

Have a safe Veteran's Day and don't forget those who's sacrifice makes us who we are today. Goodale's Veterans were lead...
11/11/2013

Have a safe Veteran's Day and don't forget those who's sacrifice makes us who we are today. Goodale's Veterans were leaders in the American Revolution, War of 1812, the Polish Revolution, and the Civil War. They founded not only Augusta but influenced the makings of this country from it's birth. They were Governors, Senators, Representatives, Heads of Medical Institutions, and even a President Elect. The Goodale is a Veteran itself, one of Georgia's oldest and bravest. It's walls have sheltered history in the making, heard war stories that remain untold, and will stand tall and proud as any wounded soldier does on this and every day.

10/31/2013

Happy Halloween! There was a hearing set for Tuesday October 28th in which the city motioned the courts to bulldoze the Goodale to the ground....I was served papers on the hearing yesterday. How does that work??? Things have been moving slower than anticipated however the Goodale WILL be restored despite opposition. Thanks for the support and be prepared!

02/11/2013

Thanks to all who turned out today! We made some good progress and got to experience a little paranormal activity while doing so!

02/09/2013

Join us Sunday and get your hands dirty! SAVE THE GOODALE!

09/23/2012

Thanks to all who came out today!

09/22/2012

Brooms....dustpans...flat shovels....weed eaters.... bush hogs....wheel barrels...gloves....donations...water....
Bring them if you got them!

09/20/2012
Goodale Gets Grant | Metro Spirit

Goodale Gets Grant | Metro Spirit

by Rashad O'Conner Restoration of historic property inches closer   The Goodale house, which has been admired by historians, haunted by ghosts and vandalized by thieves, has received a vital restoration grant that could bring it one big step closer to its form...

Ghost Shift | Metro Spirit
09/20/2012
Ghost Shift | Metro Spirit

Ghost Shift | Metro Spirit

Paranormal Investigators work to save historic house by Eric Johnson Josh Wilmoth has a bum knee from being hit by a car as a kid, but that doesn’t stop him from sweating behind an old push mower as he tries to tame the overgrown lawn surrounding one of Augusta’s oldest properties, the Goodale I...

09/13/2012

Engineers will be onsite in less than two weeks to begin their structural analysis. Volunteers will be onsite September 22nd and 23rd to help clear the grass and remove debris from around the foundation. All help is greatly appreciated. We can use any kind of weed/grass cutting machines.

08/17/2012

WORK DAY @ THE GOODALE TOMORROW!

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745 Sand Bar Ferry Rd
Augusta, GA
30901

General information

The home was built in 1799 on part of Thomas Goodale's 500 acre plantation. Goodale was an original founder of Augusta, Georgia and was the ferry captain on the Savannah River that runs behind the house. The plantation was then sold to Francis Macartan and Martin Campbell, founders of Macartan and Campbell Trading Company as well as founders of Augusta. Macartan Campbell, son of the latter owned the plantation afterwards and upon his death his widow Sarah Fenwick took possesion. Prominent Savanah businessman Dr. George Jones married Sarah Fenwick and in 1799 sold the Plantation to a Charleston, South Carolina merchant named Christopher Fitzsimmons. Oswall Eve Jr and family moved into the house in 1800 before building Forest (Frog) Hall. The Eve's father, Oswall Sr, had operated the only black powder mill in the colonies and his works were spied on by the government through Paul Revere. Oswalds powder fired the majority of the bullets of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The true Inventor of the cotton gin, Joseph Eve resided in the home after his brother Oswall left. Dr Joseph Eve,Founder of the Geogia Medical College(Augusta Medical College), was good friends with fellow inventor Benjamin Franklin and Declaration of Independance signer Dr. Benjamin Rush. His son Joseph Adams Eve grew up in the home. He is also the father of Judge William F. Eve of Richmond County. Christopher Fitzsimmons later gave the home to his daughter Ann and her new husband, Wade Hampton, Jr., as dowry. His son, Wade Hampton III, would later become leader of the Confederate Army and governor of South Carolina. Goodale plantation was owned by Wade Hampton, Jr., but he let his father, Wade Hampton, Sr. live there. Wade Hampton, Sr., was a Colonel in the American Revolution, a General in the War of 1812 and was the man who first brought the news to Washington, DC, that the United States had won the Battle of New Orleans in 1814. Numerous articles of correspondence from the elder Hampton bear the inscription "Goodale." In 1835 SC Representative Abner Whatley bought the Goodale. Later his brother Edmund Whatley owned it. They were both charter members of Beech Island Baptist and Abner donated the land it is built on. From 1839-1850, the inn was the home of Dr. Paul Fitzsimmons Eve (1806-1877), Dean of the Medical College of Georgia and Surgeon General for the Confederacy. Eve was a Golden Cross recipient from the Polish Revolution and is the only American Soldier to fight for the Polish. He was honored with a statue erected in Augusta by the Polish government. He has over 600 published works and was the greatest surgeon of his time. He is also accredited with performing the first hysterectomy. Later, Jonathan M Miller, made the Goodale Inn his home. He was an extensive planter with several farms and prominent member of The Augusta Company. He was also a charter member of Beech Island Baptist. John H. Mann lived briefly at Goodale. He was a Methodist Minister and helped to found the black Methodist church Trinity. Charles Cunningham lived for a short period at The Goodale. His Grandfathers were General Charles Cunningham and Captain Oswall Eve. His father was the principal broker in the Americas for Joseph Eve's cotton gin. Jonathan Miller moved back and farmed the land for 20 more years before selling to Hamilton H. Hickman. Hickman was longtime president of Graniteville Mill and influenced not only modern day industry but education as well. He was Vice President of The Southern Baptist Convention and also the Georgia Railroad bank. Robert A Flemming, from the prominent Flemming family of Augusta had the home at the turn of the 20th century. Another house of his as well as his mothers house have been restored on Greene Street. After the McElmurrays farmed the Goodale for many years, Troy Agnew moved into the house. Troy was a professional baseballer who played and managed several minor league teams. He owned the Augusta Tigers with his brother Sam Agnew. Sam caught Babe Ruth's game one shutout in the 1918 World Series and played for several major league teams. The Goodale Inn was a restaurant in the 70's and was no stranger to hosting some famous celebrities of the 20th Century. Jack Nicklaus and Frank Sinatra are just a couple who have sat down to eat at the Goodale . Several musicians have made a day or night of entertaining guests as they enjoyed dinner. It was even a school called "Our School" for a short period during the early 70's. The Goodale Inn is also known as the Fitzsimmons-Hampton House and is on the National Historic Registry. The home has also been the site for paranormal exploration with many reports of sightings and activity. The spirit of little girl inhabits the residence as well as an adult woman. There seems to be another presence in the house although it has not made itself known as of yet. The house was being restored when the western chimney collapsed and took down most of the wall. The remaining chimney was removed and the home was structurally reinforced to prevent further damage.

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