According to the Historic Macon Foundation, in the 1800's, Cotton Avenue quickly became a place where businesses and trade thrived.
Steward African Methodist Episcopalian Church sits on 887 Forsyth Street and has sat here for almost 200 years.
The Walton Building is named after Dewit T. Walton Senior. Walton was a prominent dentist and civil rights activist. Walton was the first black member to be elected to the Bibb County Board of Education.
In the 1900's, Jim Crow laws forced African American business owners to create their own business districts. Cotton Avenue became one of those districts.
The First Baptist Church was one of the first and only churches to have both black and white members in it's congregation.
First Baptist Church was integrated over a hundred years before slavery was abolished. Over the years, it's congregation has grown to over 2000 members.
The steps leading up to the church tell you everything you'd want to know about the roughly 181 year old building.
The recently reopened H&H Restaurant has been providing Macon with unforgettable soul food since 1959, according to the Historic Macon Foundation.
The H&H restaurant on 807 Forsyth Street.
Built in 1838. Macon's City Hall has come along way. The hall was first the Monroe Railroad and Banking Company, then a cotton warehouse. It wasn't until 1860 that building was bought by the City Council and turned into an official government building. The city hall set the stage for many protests during the Civil Rights Movement.