Girard School

Girard GA Burke County Schoolhouse Style House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

I first thought this to be a house in the style of an old school building, but it was an old school. JEP writes: This was a school house, probably early part of last century. Then when the new brick school was open about 50 yards away, this building became the lunchroom. Rain, sleet or snow, students had to walk over to this building for lunch. Around 1965 both buildings were closed and students had to go to Sardis to school. The town, Girard, eventually restored this building and it is rented out for assorted functions. Receptions, parties, etc. The brick school was restore for the same purpose, and also houses trauma EMTs/Fire as well as city hall.

I believe this is now a private residence.

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5 responses to “Girard School

  1. Rick

    Not a private residence.

  2. Lynn

    Judy, didn’t we have a couple of family reunions there. Looks very familar

  3. Since its restoration, and as of this date, Nov. 2, 2016, this is still a “community building” and can be rented from the city of Girard (as stated by jep.)

  4. jep

    This was a school house, probably early part of last century. Then when the new brick school was open about 50 yards away, this building became the lunchroom. Rain, sleet or snow, students had to walk over to this building for lunch. Around 1965 both buildings were closed and students had to go to Sardis to school. The town, Girard, eventually restored this building and it is rented out for assorted functions. Receptions, parties, etc. The brick school was restore for the same purpose, and also houses trauma EMTs/Fire as well as city hall.

    • Tricia Griner

      My father was Girard Elementary school principal from 1956 to 1960 and we lived in the principal’s house past a two story brick that once was a school. I ate lunch in that building for three years.
      Mrs. Ellison was our next door neighbor and was an elementary teacher who had a classroom in the white building that was used as a lunchroom.
      My dad and I visited frequently with Mr, Odum who owned Girard filling station. Great memories!

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