Category Archives: Americus GA

Glover-Hooks House, 1917, Americus

Historic Americus GA Glover Hooks House Photograph Copyrigh Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The Mediterranean Revival house in the foreground was designed by Georgia architect C. F. Lockwood for wholesale grocer Carr S. Glover. The home of Speaker Charles F. Crisp in the background highlights the wide variety of architectural styles on view in Americus. Its large historic district (commercial and residential) is among the most extensive for any town of its size in Georgia and cannot be missed! Let’s help put this wonderful community on the map for historic travelers and architecture tourists. Angie Singletary and Steve Short at Americus-Sumter Tourism were most helpful in pinning down the identities of some of these great homes and if you’re visiting, be sure to stop their office at 101 West Lamar Street for a map and guide . They’re both very enthusiastic about Americus and do a great job.

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Americus Presbyterian Church, 1884

Historic Americus GA Presbyterian Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Carnegie Library, 1908, Americus

Historic Americus GA Carnegie Library Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Craftsman Cottages, Americus

Historic Americus GA Furlow Street Craftsman Cottage Endangered Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Located near Rees Park, these derelict Craftsman-style cottages would be perfect candidates for rehabilitation. They likely date to the 1920s.

Historic Americus GA Furlow Street Crafstman Cottage Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Rudy’s Happy Patch Market, Americus

Happy Patch Market Nursery Local Produce Americus GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Full of beautiful flowers, landscape plants and fresh local produce, Rudy’s is a wonderful example of community revitalization and involvement. Adjacent to Rees Park, it’s operated in conjunction with the Perry Wellness Center, an advocacy and employment organization assisting those with mental health issues live better lives. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Happy Patch Market Nursery Local Produce Rees Park Americus Georgia Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Confederate Monument, 1901, Americus

Historic Rees Park Americus GA Confederate Monument Photograph Copyrihght Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Erected by the Ladies Memorial Association of Sumter County and the United Daughters of the Confederacy at the intersection of Lee & Forsyth Streets in 1901, this monument was moved to Rees Park after World War II due to traffic concerns at its original location.

 Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Spirit of the American Doughboy, 1921, Americus

Historic Rees Park Americus GA Doughboy World War I Monument Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Located in Rees Park, this monument honoring the soldiers of World War I was actually designed while its creator, Indiana native E. M. Viquesney, was living in Americus, though the first one to be manufactured was placed in Nashville, Georgia, prior to the erection of this one. The design was mass-produced in the 1920s and 1930s and is the most popular of its kind, with hundreds located in parks throughout the United States. It’s known as the Spirit of the American Doughboy.

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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