Category Archives: Chauncey GA

Chauncey School, 1914, Dodge County

Chauncey School Dodge County GA Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

In their 2015 Places in Peril notation, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation writes: Chauncey was the first city in Georgia to issue bonds to construct and equip a modern school building. As a result, the Chauncey School was built in 1914 on a budget of $10,000. The building featured six classrooms, a state of the art science laboratory, and a regal auditorium. Boasting a Neoclassical Revival façade, the interior of the building contains numerous details common to early twentieth century architecture, such as pressed tin ceilings, elaborate moldings and glass doorknobs. 

I met a nice gentleman who told me he had a farm just down the road and had lived his whole life in the area. He was glad I was photographing the old schoolhouse and shared many fond memories of his days there in the 1950s.

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Railroad Avenue, Chauncey

Railroad Avenue Chauncey GA Dodge County Commercial Storefronts Moore Distributing Company Independent Business Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Chauncey is a very small town, but most of the old storefronts along Railroad Avenue are home to a successful independent business, Moore Distributing Company. Click here for a different perspective.

Railroad Avenue Chauncey GA Dodge County Commercial Storefronts Early 20th Century Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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R. B. Kelly Store & Cotton Gin, Chauncey

Railroad Avenue Chauncey GA Dodge County Water Tower Cotton Gin Warehouse Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

For a better view of the gin, visit this link.

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Biking in Chauncey

Railroad Avenue Chauncey GA Dodge County Cool Lady Riding Bicycle Water Tower Cotton Gin Warehouse Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

When I first posted this photograph on the Vanishing South Georgia Facebook page, I was amazed at how much positive response it got from viewers. It was a cool day and when I told this lady that I was taking her picture she laughedsaying that she was just the crazy woman who rides her bike in 20-degree weather. I think she’s pretty smart myself, but as one Facebook viewer wrote: Here’s to crazy ladies everywhere.

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General Store, Chauncey

Chauncey GA Dodge County Old General Merchandise Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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R. B. Kelly Cotton Gin, Chauncey

chauncey ga r b kelly cotton gin photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

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Commercial Storefronts, Chauncey

chauncey ga railroad avenue storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Most of these old storefronts along Railroad Avenue are in use today as Moore Distributing Company.

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