Courthouse Annex, 1897, Sylvania

Sylvania GA Screven County Courthouse Annex Building Chamber of Commerce Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Built to protect valuable records from fire, the courthouse for which this building served as an annex and clerk’s office is sadly gone. The iconic courthouse which served Sylvania from 1897 until 1963 was ordered demolished by the county and replaced with a boring modern courthouse on the edge of town. It was a significant loss. Today, the annex is home to the Screven County Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce. Stop by if you’re in town.

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One response to “Courthouse Annex, 1897, Sylvania

  1. In the early ’60s, US 301 still ran through downtown Sylvania. I remember clearly when they demolished the old courthouse. A few years after, the 301 bypass was opened and I’ve only been downtown maybe once since.

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