Georgia State Cotton Museum, Vienna

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Just off I-75 at the Vienna exit you’ll notice this structure, which now serves as the Georgia State Cotton Museum. It’s a really small museum, but provides a great link between the historical importance and continued prominence of cotton in Georgia.  The building originally served as the rural Smyrna Schoolhouse (Circa 1890) and was moved here and renovated.

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Abandoned Ford Falcon, Byromville

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Maggie L. Page Clubhouse, 1937, Byromville

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This was originally a residence, but the Byromville Woman’s Club purchased it for $75  in 1936 and utilized WPA labor to renovate it for use as their clubhouse. They held their first meeting here the day after Thanksgiving, 1937. A bit of history from  the 2010 Byromville Woman’s Club Yearbook: In October 1918 a group of ladies met at the school auditorium to organize a club to promote a more friendly relationship between parents and teacher and to work for the upbuiding of the school and community. Mrs. Minnie McDonald was the organizer and suggested the name School Improvement Club, which was adopted by the club.

They changed their name to Byromville Woman’s Club in 1970. I hope they’re still active but can’t find any reference past 2009.

 

 

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People’s Propane, Byromville

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I believe this building was once a bank.

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Lilly Drug Company, 1911

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Like the City Hall next door, the Lilly Drug Company building is one of the few to have survived a fire in 1920 which destroyed most of the commercial core of Lilly.

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Lilly Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Doctor’s Office, 1920s, Lilly

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Lilly Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Greek Revival House, Lilly

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This vernacular Greek Revival was likely built between 1902-1905.

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Lilly Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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