Hotel, Circa 1900, Pulaski

pulaski candler county ga eclectic house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

This Eclectic Victorian is the most visible landmark in Pulaski. Christine McNeill writes: Now, a private residence, this was originally the hotel in Pulaski. Located across the street from the railroad, train tickets were purchased inside in the front room. According to the Bulloch County Historical Society [Pulaski was originally located in Bulloch County] marker, Pulaski was founded as railroad town in 1900. H. Lehman and George O. Franklin bought farmland from J. H. Warren and J. W. Williams and built this hotel and several commercial storefronts. At its peak, anchored by the turpentine industry, the community supported warehouses, general stores, a cotton gin, pharmacy, shoe store, and barber shop.

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4 responses to “Hotel, Circa 1900, Pulaski

  1. Beth C

    This is now our home and we love it! I so enjoy reading about its history. If only the walls could talk, I’m sure they would have some very interesting stories to share.

  2. Christine McNeill

    Now, a private residence, this was originally the hotel in Pulaski. Located across the street from the railroad, train tickets were purchased inside in the front room.

    • I will change the title to reflect that it was a hotel. Thanks, Christine. I wish I had a name for the hotel, but I’m assuming it was the hotel built by the Franklins when they founded Pulaski in 1900.

  3. Robt. B. Falls

    the ‘pulaski wrap-around’ is an interesting add-on. the front porch piers and columns are probably a later addition. the house appears to predate the porch by at least 25 years. otherwise, the gallery porch should be dressed in the same style. it was a common practice to update to current fashions. there ere companies who suggested this with catalogs and in magazines of the day.
    i really enjoy your postings. i generally spend hours whiling away the hours.
    thank you.

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