Chauncey School, 1914, Dodge County

Chauncey School Dodge County GA Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

In their 2015 Places in Peril notation, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation writes: Chauncey was the first city in Georgia to issue bonds to construct and equip a modern school building. As a result, the Chauncey School was built in 1914 on a budget of $10,000. The building featured six classrooms, a state of the art science laboratory, and a regal auditorium. Boasting a Neoclassical Revival façade, the interior of the building contains numerous details common to early twentieth century architecture, such as pressed tin ceilings, elaborate moldings and glass doorknobs. 

I met a nice gentleman who told me he had a farm just down the road and had lived his whole life in the area. He was glad I was photographing the old schoolhouse and shared many fond memories of his days there in the 1950s.

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  1. Laura FinchFacebook

    My Daddy Worked Here When Mr. Mcdermitt Was The Principal In The 1960’s.My Daddy Was Thomas Kirkis,Lived In Chauncey.

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