Category Archives: Avera GA

Single-Pen House, Avera

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I don’t know if this was a residence, original to the location, or if it’s just a cabin, but it’s an interesting utilitarian form and warrants further documentation.

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Avera, Georgia

Avera GA Jefferson County Historic Downtown Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Commercial Block, Avera

Avera GA Jefferson County General Merchandise Country Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Likely a general merchandise/hardware store when first built, this has recently served as the Avera Shopping Center.

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Commercial Architecture, Avera

Avera GA Jefferson County Old Bank Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Now essentially in ruins, this was likely a bank.

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General Store, Avera

Avera GA Jefferson County Old Country Store Pepsi Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Dr. Alexander Avera Memorial, Avera

Lieutenant Dr. Alexander Avera Memorial Avera GA Jefferson County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

In Memory of Dr. Alexander Avera (3 October 1830 – 11 January 1907) Beloved physician and founder of Avera. In 1885 he donated the land for the town which was named in his honor. Born in Jefferson County, Ga, graduated Oglethorpe Medical College, Savannah, Ga. He, as a Lieutenant, formed a company and served with honor in the War Between the States. He gave liberally of his time, skill and means in the service of others and it was said of him “He loved his fellow man”.

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