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Tractor Salvage Yard, Pavo

Pavo GA Tractor Salvage McCormick Deering Vintage Tractors  Harvesters Parts Service Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Turn off Highway 122 onto John Deere Street in Pavo and you’ll see an amazing tractor salvage yard (featuring numerous brands).

T&H Tractor Sales Salvage Pavo GA Antique Tractors Johne Deere Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

There are antique and vintage tractors and parts as far as the eye can see, all nicely lined up in rows.

Pavo GA Brooks County Tractor Salvage T&H Old Tractors Parts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is the home of T & H Sales & Salvage and if you like tractors you’ll be amazed. Just enjoy them from the road; no trespassing is permitted.

Antique Tractors Parts Salvage Pavo GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Saint James Episcopal Church, Quitman

Historic St James Episcopal Church Quitman GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Terry Miller writes that though founded in 1898, this is not the original location of the church.

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Metcalfe, Georgia

Historic Metcalfe GA Storefronts Historic District Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Metcalfe Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Metcalfe (sometimes spelled Metcalf) is a tiny hamlet between Thomasville and the Florida line, linked for much of its history by the railroad that passed through here and the timber industry so active in the area. For many years, these old storefronts were in a state of disrepair and their future was uncertain. The drive down from Thomasville on Magnolia Road & Metcalfe Road, passing through grand old longleaf pine plantations, is one of the most beautiful in the state.

Historic Metcalfe GA Vernacular Storefronts Stores Bank Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

In December 2008, a large group of concerned citizens attended a rehabilitation meeting initiated by Thomasville Landmarks and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation with the purpose of discussing the future of Metcalfe.

Metcalfe GA Thomas County Restored Commercial Bank Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

One of the first efforts was the restoration of this structure, built in 1916 as the Metcalfe Branch of the Commercial Bank of Thomasville and later known as the Bank of Metcalfe.

Historic Metcalfe GA Vernacular Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

These old country stores have been restored, as well.

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Restored Orange-Crush Mural, Metcalfe

Historic Metcalfe GA Restored Orange Crush Sign Mural Old Cotton Warehouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Metcalfe Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

This mural adorns the side of the old cotton warehouse.

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Savannah, Florida & Western Depot, Circa 1888, Metcalfe

Metcalfe GA Thomas County Savannah Florida & Western Railroad Depot Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Metcalfe Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Now home to a lumber company office, the old Metcalfe Depot is a wonderful survivor. It’s design was the standard of the short-lived Savannah, Florida & Western Railway (SF&W), known as a combination station for its use as a passenger and freight facility. Henry Plant built a line from Thomasville to Monticello, Florida, as part of the SF&W in 1888 and this depot likely dates to that year. Metcalfe was officially “founded” in 1889, likely a result of the coming of the rail line. After Plant’s death in 1899, disputes among his heirs lead to the break-up of the SF&W and the Atlantic Coast Line took over this route in 1902.

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5,000 Subscribers!

Boston GA Thomas County Wasdan House Folk Victorian Architecture Landmark Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Wasdan House, Boston © Brian Brown 2012

Just wanted to say thanks, again, for helping Vanishing South Georgia grow, and for sharing all your interests and all your histories with us here on the website. We now have over 5,000 subscribers! The house pictured above, near Boston, is a longtime favorite of mine, and was instrumental in inspiring me to travel further in the early days of the project. I discovered it thanks to Amanda Baird  & Amy Higgins, two great Florida ladies with a love for old places in Georgia and all over the South.

To see other images:

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2012/02/04/wasdan-house-old-quitman-road/

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2009/05/19/wiregrass-victorian-boston/

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2010/02/13/wiregrass-gothic-old-quitman-road/

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Buster Brown Shoes Sign, North Broad Street

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