New Salem School, Elmodel

Elmodel GA Baker County New Salem School Historic African American Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

When I photographed this structure nearly six years ago (29 March 2010) I had no knowledge of its history. I identified it as a farmhouse, which was partially true. That was its later purpose. But the more interesting story was shared by Jessica McDaniel, who does an excellent job documenting her corner of the world at Southwest Georgia in Photographs (see link at the end of the article and please check it out). She wrote on 18 July 2011: This is…the New Salem School. It has since been moved to the Blakely Highway…It was one of the many Baker County one-room school houses. I believe that it’s the only one still standing besides the Elmodel Masonic Lodge.

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One response to “New Salem School, Elmodel

  1. vanne hanisch-godoy

    I like this photo a lot !! It represents a point in time when life was much simpler.

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