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The home of George Stuart Merchant is seen in this photograph. Mr. Merchant, one of Gainesville's early 20th-century businessmen, came to Gainesville from South Carolina. He married Miss Sarah Richardson, and their children included sons Harry, T. Curry, and George S., and daughters Sarah and Margaret. Margaret Merchant was well known through the years as a musician. She played the organ in the First Presbyterian Church and taught many people to play the piano. The home in this photograph was located on the southeast corner of the intersection of East University Avenue and 3rd Street.
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