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Same here, I’ll always think of it as the Shadowlawn Mortuary. Swainsboro once had a bunch of georgeous Victorians but most have been torn down or remuddled. One of the most beautiful was, IIRC a Spivey family home right off the Courthouse Square that was torn down and replaced with that nondescript commercial building that used to be, maybe still is a gas company. Also the old Hunnicut Mortuary on Green (?) Street was as striking Greek Revival home.
I grew up in Swainsboro and still find it funny that I see the “Coleman” house listed on so many sites. When I was growing up it was not the “Coleman” house but rather the Shadowlawn Mortuary. My own father’s funeral was held there, not to mention many uncles and my grandmother. While it is a beautiful place, and the architecture is to be admired, you could no pay me to spend a night there. Too much ” a haunting in conneticutt” overtures for me!!
I have had lunch there four times and always told my husband that ghosts were there. I feel like passing out upon entering. Today I found out it was a funeral home…I am going to do more research. I have never felt so strange before. I go there on business lunch and cannot eat because I get so light headed. So strange! Food is great if I felt good enough to finish.
I agree with the shadowlawn being haunted! As a child my grandmother lived right next door! We use to try to sneak over there and peek thru the windows. Never did see any thing. But litterly had nightmares at night from that place, also had several family members funerals there.
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