St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1909, Fitzgerald

St. Matthew’s was built using granitoid blocks from the Fitzgerald Granitoid Works.

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American Foursquare House, Fitzgerald

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Folk Victorian House, Fitzgerald

This is another of Fitzgerald’s T-Plan houses. The style was common in Midwestern states where many of the town’s earliest residents migrated from and varying examples can be found throughout the city.

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Victorian House, Fitzgerald

This T-Plan house features the most intricate Victorian detail of any in Fitzgerald. The owners have spent several years restoring it. I’ll update with more information soon.

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Craftsman Farmhouse, Irwin County

I made this film photograph in 2005 and the house was demolished by 2010. It was located just inside Irwin County on Evergreen Road.

 

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Effie Sharp Bush, Widow of Georgia’s Last Confederate Soldier, Fitzgerald, Circa 1977

The lady in this photograph was Mrs. Effie Tinnell Sharp Bush [1887-1980], widow of Georgia’s last surviving Confederate soldier, William Joshua Bush [1845-1952]. ‘Uncle Josh’ as family and close friends knew him, was afforded the honorific ‘General’ Bush in recognition of his connection to the Civil War. I haven’t been able to confirm it, but it’s likely that Mrs. Bush was also the last surviving Confederate widow in Georgia. This snapshot was made in the late 1970s during a town festival by a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who graciously gave me the photograph.

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Gable Front House, Queensland

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