Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In a Three Piece Suit and Tie

From the John Holly Williams Collection, LLF Library
"A copy of a (photo of a) man was made for Mrs Robert Covington. This copy shows the man dressed in a suit with a tie and a vest. He is sitting in a wicker chair. The copy was made on 2/6/1945." --  Library caption.

Quite a few Covingtons lived in Summit, and I am curious as to whether this man is related to them.  If 
anyone recognizes this man, please leave a note here or on Facebook.

Update:  A chance encounter in my reading shows that there was a Robert Covington of Hazlehurst.  His home was designed by architect George Franklin Barber.  Here is a photograph of that home via Wikipedia, from MDAH.  Not certain that this is the SAME Robert Covington, but I have a hunch it might be, since my Summit Covington connections are drawing a blank, and my first impression of him was that he appeared to be a banker.  

The home was built by contractors from Brookhaven and was completed circa 1907.  It is on the National Register of Historic places -- please see the link for more information on the home.

Robert Covington's father, John A. Covington, founded the Bank of Hazlehurst and served as president from 1891 to 1904.  His son and Robert's brother, George W., succeeded him and served as president until 1928, when Robert assumed the presidency.  He stepped down in 1960.

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