Robert & Missouri Garbutt House, 1908, Lyons

Lyons GA Toombs County Neoclassical Revival Landmark Architecture Robert Missouri Garbutt House Nationa Register of Historic Places Black and White Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013________________________________________________________

Lyons GA Toombs County Neoclassical Revival Landmark Architecture Robert Missouri Garbutt House National Register of Historic Places Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013________________________________________________________

Here’s an old postcard view of the house, also known locally as Twenty Columns. It was shared by Bobby Thomas Akins, who noted: “…when I was a boy, it had a second floor balcony around the three fourths of the house. My sister-in-law Ellen Akins and I were taken through the house by Mrs. Garbutt, a real southern aristocrat, but very friendly and kind. The little room on top of the house contained a copy of every newspaper ever produced by the Lyons Progress tied up neatly with string, stacked up around the walls of the room. [The house] had the most beautiful furniture I have ever seen.”

Garbutt House Lyons GA Twenty Columns Antique Postcard Courtesy of Bobby Thomas Atkins Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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5 responses to “Robert & Missouri Garbutt House, 1908, Lyons

  1. Robyn Adair

    This is the house my Aunt Lalia Williams Garbutt lived in until she died in 1973. She was known by family as “Aunt Doodle” and was married to Charles A. Garbutt. Aunt Doodle was my grandfather’s sister. I took my husband and two sons through Lyons in 1980 and knocked on the door to ask permission to take a photograph on the steps. I wanted to send it to my mom who played there (and at grandparent William’s house further down the road) when she was young….the lady who now owned and restored it was named Bobbie McLeod (I think?) I think she bought it from Doodle’s estate. She knew my mother as a child and invited us all in for lemonade and a tour. She was very kind as it was late June and HOT. I have several copies of that same postcard sent to me by various relatives when I was young and living in California. My grandfather was living with Doodle when he died in 1947. I never knew him.

  2. Sure favors the Dorminy-Massee House, in Fitzgerald! Wonder if one influenced the other…

  3. Quincy Webb

    When I travel to South Ga. I try to travel through these small Towns and you see so many of these old Antebellum homes that have been rebuilt that were in disrepair, I know my hometown McRae Ga. some of these homes fifteen years ago were falling apart , now they look new and people proudly live in them !

  4. Bill

    an exceptional beauty; do you know anything about it?

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