TIFTON — Two rosewood plant stands that stood in the Myon Hotel were donated to City Hall by the owner.
Doug Harrell, a Tifton native, said his family acquired the plant stands back in the 1980s from Marguerite Tift Myers, one of the original Tift family. The Tifts had a hand in the planning and establishment of the Myon Hotel, according to Harrell, and Myers gave the two plant stands to Luttie Greer, wife of Tift County Sheriff Tom Greer.
“The tables were handed down after her death to her daughter, Mary Lou Greer, who in turn gave them to my sister, Marty (Harrell) Greer in 1999,” Harrell said. “She gave them to me about 18 years ago.”
Harrell said his research indicates the plant stands are of Chinese origin, built in the mid to late 1800s. The stands were assembled using mortis and tenon joint construction, and then held together with bamboo pegs, Harrell said; no nails were used in the construction.
Harrell donated a typewriter that belonged to his grandfather, B.A. Golden, Sr., who was the city clerk for Tifton at one time.
The typewriter is an Underwood, used at City Hall to type official documents.