Shannon Building, 1920, & WPA Gymnasium, 1935, Jeffersonville

Jeffersonville GA Twiggs County Downtown Commercial Architecture Beck & Son Hardware Store Old WPA Gymnasium Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Better known as the home of J. E. Beck & Son Hardware (established 1945), the building was built by a Mr. Shannon in 1920. In the distance is the old WPA-built city gymnasium. According to Billy Humphries, it will soon be restored and used as a a theater/opry house.  Jean Clements also notes that for a time after the Jeffersonville school building burned in the late 1940s, it was used as the temporary grammar school.

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  1. Jean Clements

    After the Jeffersonville school building burned, the WPA building was used as a grammar school in the late 1940s. 2nd grade was taught by Mrs. Annie Whitehurst & 3rd grade by Mrs. Lorene Shannon.

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