Hageman House, 1896, Fitzgerald

This is the oldest house in the city of Fitzgerald, dating to the year the city was colonized by Union veterans; at the time of its construction it was considered a country house but is well within the city limits today. [I grew up just across a large pecan orchard from it]. It was built by original settler Adrian Hageman, who served as a corporal in Company D, 93rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. His wife was Fannie Protsman Hageman, a native of Vevay, Indiana. It was restored by their grandson, Charlie A. Newcomer, Jr., in 1970.

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2 responses to “Hageman House, 1896, Fitzgerald

  1. Raleighwood Dawg

    Hey Brian … do you know the reason for the two front doors? I suppose at one time the house was split into dual/multiple residences? Just curious 🙂 Thanks for your posts!

    • These are sometimes called “preacher doors” as they opened directly into a bedroom in which a visiting preacher could come and go while traveling. On this house, though, this may have been added during the renovation. I’m not certain.

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