Thought to have been designed by architect J. H. Russell for Dr. Nathaniel Pohill Jelks (1845-1911) and his wife Kathleen Lamkin Jelks, this house has always been one of my favorites in Hawkinsville, even before its restoration. I worried for many years that it would be lost, as it had become weather-worn and abandoned. The present restoration was done using a photograph provided the present owners by descendants of Dr. Jelks.
Here’s a photograph I made of the house before restoration. It was made in 2008.