On this day in 1909, the Southern Land Company offered a free piano to anyone buying one of the few remaining lots in the relatively new Lynwood Park subdivision.
Lynwood Park was originally part of the Ferdinand Phinizy estate, near the Cobbham area. In 1906, the suburb was mapped out into lots, spanning from Milledge Avenue to the city limits, and included the West Hancock and Reese Street areas. It became "a little town within itself" for the African-American doctors, dentists, educators, builders, ministers, business owners, and other professionals lived and worked.
- Athens Banner, January - December, 1909 on Microfilm in the Heritage collection.
- Strolls About Athens During the Early Seventies by Sylvanus Morris in the Heritage and general collections.
- A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History by Michael L. Thurmond in the Heritage and general collections.
- A Portrait of Historic Athens and Clarke County by Frances Taliaferro Thomas in the Heritage and general collections.
- Cobbham Historic District by Christopher W. Barry in the Heritage collection.
- African-American History Driving Tour (pdf) on the Athens Welcome Center website.
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia in the Digital Library of Georgia.
- A Natural History of the Piano by Stuart Isacoff in the general collection.
- The Everything Piano Book by Evan A. Copp in the general collection.
- Piano: An Easy Guide by Chris Coetzee in the general collection.