Arlington School, Calhoun County

arlington ga school photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This historic school is in need of immediate stabilization but in reality will likely be lost. As you can see in the closeup below, the tile roof has already been replaced in one section and is collapsing further.

arlington ga school damaged photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

The gymnasium (below) also survives, but is in poor condition, as well.

arlington ga school gymnasium photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Update: Jessica McDaniel reports on Southwest Georgia in Photographs that the old school has been leveled, as of 2017.

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6 responses to “Arlington School, Calhoun County

  1. cindy mitchell

    I used to pass this school every time I drove from Albany to Blakely………I hope that someone will be interested in rescuing some of the interior. Perhaps the floors and some doors….even lockers. It is a shame to let all just rot. Maybe by seeling off parts they could save a small portion of the building and use it.

  2. Dan W. Taliaferro

    My grandmother, Willie Mae Taliaferro, lived in and near Arlington her entire life, and I visited her often in the 60s and 70s. She would drive me and my sister to Thornton’s store most every day. In 1969, I even attended school at the Arlington School for 6 weeks, and one of my teachers there had taught my father in the 1940s. Before I graduated high school in Alabama in 1976, I knew Arlington to be a thriving and busy little town with numerous small businesses. It is heartbreaking to day to see what has become of the town.

  3. Mary Mathis

    I have lost my Mathis family who lived in Arlington, Ga. And each search has hit against a brick wall. It is as if they never existed. James (Jim)Mathis lived in Arlington, until he died approximately in 1975 & attended Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He had relatives who once lived in Fort Gaines, Ga. Mathis decendents, where are you?

  4. sguice@aol.com

    I went to kindergarten, first and second grades there. I remember the “big” scary slide and merry-go-round in the playground area; also…beautiful hard wood floors in the halls and classrooms.

  5. Dallas Rogers

    my step dads father was the principal here,lee powell

  6. Judi Brake

    I was in the 3rd grade here, and also took piano lessons in a small room behind the stage in the auditorium. My piano teacher was Ms. Lellie Turner.
    I also was in a ‘talent contest’ with my cousin Marie (still living in Arlington) and friend Gloria Jean, twirling a baton to “Wake Up Little Suzie”…Funny when I think about it now.

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