Cavalry Baptist Church, 1941, Jesup

Jesup GA Wayne County Calvary Baptist Church Neoclassical Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The church was organized in 1939 and constructed in 1941. Pastors at the time were A. M. McCool and O. C. Nichols. The building committee were: A. E. Knight, Chariman; J. O. Mattox; C. N. Mills; L. W. Scott; Bernard Swindell; C. A. Ashley & Mrs. C. L. Doster. G. M. Harrington was the architect and L. F. Bennette was the builder.

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Bland House, Jesup

Jesup GA Wayne County Landmark House Neoclassical Architecture Square Doric Columns Fanlight Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is one of several fine old homes and churches on Cherry Street.

Jesup GA Wayne County Landmark House Neoclassical Architecture Square Doric Columns Fanlight Old South Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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John W. C. Trowell House, Jesup

Jesup GA Wayne County Landmark House High Victorian Architecture Restoration Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is one of Jesup’s most beautiful homes, and it’s recently been restored.

National Register of Historic Places

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J. C. Hodges Hardware Warehouse, Jesup

Jesup GA Wayne County J C Hodges Hardware Building Supply Warehouse Tin Siding Red Yellow Stripes Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This was the lumber and building supply warehouse for J. C. Hodges Hardware.

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Jesup Drive-In Theater, 1948

jesup drive in theatre theater movie wayne county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2014

Opened in 1948 by Ward Riggins, Sr., as the Family Drive-In, the Jesup Drive-In Theater is the oldest and one of just four remaining in the state of Georgia. It was briefly closed in the 1960s, reopened as the Jesup Twin Drive-In and has been going strong ever since. Today it’s owned by Ralph and Jamie Hickox, who have really improved it while keeping its nostalgic feel. It’s a real treasure for Southeast Georgia.

jesup drive in theatre theater movie wayne county ga marquee at night photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2014

http://www.jesupdrivein.com/

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Ben Hill County Jail, 1906

Fitzgerald GA Old Ben Hill County Jail Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

David McCrimmon wrote on 26 February 2011: “My grandfather was Virgil Wells, and he was the sheriff of Ben Hill county in the 1930s and 40s. My mother and her sisters grew up living in this jail. They lived on the lower floors and the cells were on the upper floor. I grew up in Ben Hill County and moved away in the early 60s“.

Below is an image of the “paddy wagon” or portable confinement vehicle which was purchased from Manly Steel Works by Ben Hill County in 1913 for housing the chain gang convicts who were working on the county roads.

Paddy Wagon Chain Gang Transport Vehicle Ben Hill County Jail Fitzgerald GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

 

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Folk Victorian, Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald GA Historic District Restored Folk Victorian T-House Main Street Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

South Main-South Lee Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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