Sanders-Spann-Bryson House, 1836, Webster County

This Plantation Plain farmhouse, built circa 1836, is the oldest in Webster County. Typical of the transitional architecture of the time, it retains a strong Federal influence. It is an amazing treasure that has only survived because of good stewardship.

The house is best known today as the Spann-Bryson House. I’m indebted to Debbie Walker for her assistance in tracking down the history. She spoke with owner Mike Connor, and he his wife Ann have done an amazing job maintaining this venerable landmark. Mr. Connor noted that it was built by a Mr. Sanders and was identified in the Webster County history book as the Old Sanders Place.

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Central Hallway House, Preston

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Nathan Ellis Bulloch House, 1920s, Preston

This was originally the home of Nathan Ellis Bulloch, who moved to Preston in 1919. It was likely built soon thereafter. Though quite late for the style, this Queen Anne form is typical of many pattern books and the sunburst is likely a vernacular addition chosen by Mr. Bulloch. Thanks to Debbie Walker, a Preston artist who has painted the house and lives nearby, for the background.

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Vanishing Georgia, Coming Soon!

After 13+ years of managing multiple websites, I have begun the process of merging them into one site. This process should be complete within the next few weeks.

Vanishing South Georgia [2008-2021]

Vanishing South Georgia, Vanishing North Georgia, and Vanishing Coastal Georgia will soon become Vanishing Georgia, to consolidate searches and to make all of my archive available in one space. The new site will feature nearly 7,600 locations with approximately 25,000 individual images. The site’s appearance and functionality should remain relatively consistent with a few new additions.

Vanishing Coastal Georgia [2011-2021]

There may be some small glitches during the process, but I’m doing everything I can to make it a clean transition.

Vanishing North Georgia [2014-2021]

I’m hopeful that this will work better for everyone. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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Unidentified Warehouse, Elko

This building, at the edge of Elko, has always been a mystery to me. It obviously serves a storage purpose today, but the arrangement of the doors suggest it was originally a warehouse of some kind. It’s not near the railroad track, but some have suggested they thought it was a depot. I hope to update soon.

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West Side Grocery, Fitzgerald

West Side Grocery was recently razed, along with Harry Pittman’s Novelty Warehouse and Floyd’s Hamburger Shack. It was the first “convenience” store in this section of town, if not the entire town.

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Harry Pittman Novelty Warehouse, Fitzgerald

This was home to Harry Pittman’s novelty business. It was recently razed along with West Side Grocery and the old Floyd’s Hamburger Shack.

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Wayne Drug Company Billboard & Barn, Wayne County

I made this photograph in 2011. The sign and barn are still there, but I think the sign is completely faded now. It’s located near Madray Springs on Lanes Bridge Road.

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Telmore, Georgia

This abandoned “county line”* package store and a nearby church are all that remain of this crossroads community located between Dixie-Union and Millwood. Telmore never had a post office, so the name may have just been a local designation. Thanks to James Kennedy for the identification.

*-So-called “county line” liquor stores weren’t always on the county line, but were very near it; this was a business model that took advantage of its location in a “wet” county, reaping the benefits of the citizenship of a bordering “dry” county.

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Bowen Dairy Barn, Pierce County

This landmark stock barn on Cason Road was part of Bowen’s Dairy.

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