Childs House, 1912, Ideal

ideal ga greek revival house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Amanda Turner Pankey writes: My father was born and raised in Ideal and still lives there. He said it belonged to a Dr. Childs who was a physician in town. The house was painted white until probably sometime in the 90s when another family bought it and painted it the color you see in the picture. I’m from there as well and have always admired it. I grew up there in the 80s and 90s. According to my father, the family that lived there during that time was Mr. Millard Childs, his wife Vie, His brother Earl and their sister Elmer. They were the children of Dr. Childs. Millard was the depot agent for the railroad.

ideal ga endangered greek rrevival house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

As of 2020, this structure is no longer standing.

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4 responses to “Childs House, 1912, Ideal

  1. Edward

    Did you know the McCarty’s in Ideal…

  2. Pattie

    It was in terrible shape last time I was in Ideal. Crackheads living in it. Ideal is too small and too poor to save it. I’m sure it was a beauty in its day. 😢

  3. Pattie

    It was in terrible shape last time I was in Ideal. Crackheads living in it. Ideal is too small and too poor to save it. I’m sure it was a beauty in its day. 😢

  4. Bradley Layfield

    I grew up in the house across the street. That house used to be white. The church down the street owned it. I heard that they got into some financial trouble and I don’t know who owns it now. When I was little there was an old white couple that lived there. I remember going over to visit often, but for the life of me I can’t remember their names.

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