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Bethel Lutheran Church, 1872, Effingham County

historic bethel lutheran church springfield effingham county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Bethel Lutheran was founded as a branch of Jerusalem Lutheran Church. People regularly walked or rode the 10-15 miles from this area near Springfield to Ebenezer to attend Jerusalem. Sometime prior to 1855 congregants began gathering on this site and conducted services in a brush arbor. Soon, it was obvious that a permanent church was needed here. Reverend Ernest Bergman was the first pastor to hold regular services at what would come to be known as Bethel.  It remains an active congregation to this day.

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Craftsman Cottage, Guyton

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Guyton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Guyton Women’s Club & Masonic Lodge, 1915

guyton ga womens club masonic lodge photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This is a very unusual combination, in my experience. It’s a practical use, but just not one I’ve encountered elsewhere.

Guyton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Cubbedge House, Guyton

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I’ve been told that this was the Cubbedge House, but haven’t been able to find out anything else. It’s an ornate home and quite difficult to photograph.

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Guyton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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The Rabbi, 1889, Guyton

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Guyton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

This intriguing landmark has been owned by the Mendes, Gnann, and Helmuth families during its history.

 

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Plantation Plain Farmhouse, Stillwell

Cracker I House Plantation Plain Farmhouse Architecture Pecan Orchard Stabilized Landmark Stillwell GA Effingham County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is of the style commonly called “Plantation Plain”. This particular house has been stabilized and is a very nice example of this popular 19th-century design. It’s possibly of antebellum origin.

Cracker I House Plantation Plain Farmhouse Architecture Pecan Orchard Stillwell GA Effingham County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Gnann House, 1890s, Stillwell

Vernacular House Rusted Tin Roof Handhewn Clapboards Vent Stillwell GA Effingham County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This house is in really nice condition and a favorite of mine in the area.

Vernacular House Rusted Tin Roof Handhewn Stillwell GA Effingham County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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