Chocolate is a collection of tabby ruins on Sapelo Island. Sea Island cotton and sugar cane, both labor intensive crops, were the primary agricultural focus through much of its history. Most of the structures are in a state of very bad disrepair except the restored barn and a privately-owned circa 1930s Sears Roebuck house overlooking the Mud River. The barn was restored in the 1920s and is falling to ruin, as well. For more photos and background:
This is located in the forgotten community of Altamaha, Georgia. Built by the Tod(d) family, it is now known as the John Pearson house. It is just up the road from Pearson’s Chapel Methodist Church.
Perhaps Perry’s most historic structure, this church was begun at the outset of the Civil War. The congregation dates to 1826 and at least two buildings served as home to the Methodist church prior to the construction of this one. The architect of the present church, D. P. Flandreau, of Chester, New York, was so taken with the South that he left Perry to serve with the Confederacy as a member of the Southern Rights Guard. Legend suggests that a slave named Pete, belonging to W. M. Davis, who had been sent by his master to learn architecture in the North, was granted his freedom after building such a fine home for Davis and with the help of other slaves completed this church while their masters were away at war.
Thanks to James Webb, the present owner, for identifying this house.
These shotgun-style structures all exhibit neoclassical elements. Thanks to Rebecca Bowen, whose family once had an insurance business in the structure seen in the photo below, I know that it was contemporary to the law office of Arthur Hood, who came to Cuthbert in 1853. I suspect the other buildings have similar origins.