Sim Harrell House, 1890s, Staunton

lenox ga godwin house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This neighborhood of Lenox was originally known as Staunton. According to Linda W. Meadows, it was built by local timber baron Sim Harrell (1851-1929) in the early 1890s.

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7 responses to “Sim Harrell House, 1890s, Staunton

  1. Pingback: Staunton Post Office, Circa 1890, Cook County | Vanishing South Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown

  2. Linda W. Mesdows

    Built by Staunton lumber baton, Sim Harrell, in the early 1890s. Mr. Harrell and his wife are buried in Staunton Cemetery, located west of this house.

  3. J.W.

    Supposedly that house was built by Captain Henry Harding Tift, the founder of Tifton, GA, as a…..getaway house where he could unwind and relax from the hustle and stress of Tifton and his many business enterprises there. It is currently owned by Mrs. P. Godwin, a retired Cook high school biology teacher.

  4. Ryan

    These two homes are what’s known as “Staunton” (spelling). It actually used to be small community way back when. Used to have a post office and everything. Up until about twenty or so years ago, (after Lenox was chartered) they used to elect a “mayor” of Staunton. I remember going into these houses when I was younger and the old fellow that lived in the white one had a few Confederate Officer outfits locked up in a suitcase that he let me and my friends play with. I’m not sure if he knew how much they were worth or not lol.

  5. Tom Robinson

    This home – and one before it – probably have quite a bit of history to share, and are kept, too. Quite a look into different – and older – home styles of yesterday. Always enjoy your posts, Brian.

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