Category Archives: Bartow GA
Still going strong after a century, Bryant’s Gin was running full steam when I stopped in Bartow recently. Cotton remains one of Georgia’s most important crops.
The present gin in Bartow dates to the 1950s, replacing an earlier facility.
Several old warehouses remain.
Bartow Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
Bartow is a nice place to just get out of your car and walk around. There’s much I didn’t photograph on this trip but I’ll return as soon as I can.
The marble-front bank on the right was built in 1900.
The typical storefronts above appear to date to around 1900.
At the far end of Railroad Avenue, across from the depot stands this more modern structure with elements that would lead me to guess it was built in the 1920s. The old post Bartow post office was located in the far right section.
This landmark, built to replace the previous depot (known as Station No. 11) burned by Sherman’s forces on their march to the sea, has been restored and is now home to the Bartow Museum. Among lots of local history you’ll learn about famous people from this little town, including Roy Evans, inventor of the general purpose (g.p.) vehicle. It’s better known today as the jeep. To schedule a tour, call Peggy Jordan at (478) 364-4030.
This is one of the most beautifully maintained commercial “blocks” I’ve seen in a long time. It’s located just across from the historic 1859 Central of Georgia Depot. Jefferson County or the appropriate local folks really should try to get the entire town of Bartow placed on the National Register of Historic Places.