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Neighborhood Store, Acree

Acree GA Dougherty County Neighborhood Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This was made in December 2009.

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Abandoned House, Acree

Acree GA Dougherty Count Abandoned House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Samuel Farkas House, 1889, Albany

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This Second Empire home is one of the most interesting in downtown Albany. Samuel Farkas came to Albany from Hungary at the age of 18. He couldn’t speak a word of English and only had fifty cents in his pocket. He came to Albany to work with his uncle who had set up a successful mercantile business after the Civil War. In 1872, Farkas opened a stable which focused on the sale of mules. In twenty years, he had amassed a fortune.

National Register of Historic Places

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First State Bank Building, 1917, Albany

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Broad Avenue Memorial Bridge, 1920-2012, Albany

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This historic concrete arch bridge, begun in 1915, delayed by the war, and completed in 1920 as a memorial to its veterans, was a symbol of Albany throughout most of the twentieth century. Though a commendable effort by local preservationists stalled its fate, it was demolished in 2012.

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State Theatre, 1945, Albany

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Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Trestle, 1929, Albany

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