Category Archives: Fitzgerald GA

Dr. George Kirkley House, Fitzgerald


This Sears-Roebuck kit house, a perfect Craftsman bungalow, was the longtime home of Fitzgerald dentist Dr. George Kirkley.

South Main Street-South Lee Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Toomer Medical Office & Boarding House, Fitzgerald

I believe the lower floor of this landmark was once the office of Fitzgerald’s first black physician, Dr. Edward Toomer. The structure has been historically known as a boarding house, primarily for black railroad men. Though other businesses have been located here, its connection to Dr. Toomer is certainly the most significant aspect of its history. Sadly, it was demolished in the spring of 2017.

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Episcopal Vicarage, Fitzgerald

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Though I don’t believe it was built for the purpose, this house served for many years as the vicarage of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Fitzgerald. It is now abandoned and in need of restoration.

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Shotgun House, Fitzgerald

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This is one of just a few shotgun houses still standing in Fitzgerald.

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Student Nurse Dormitory, Fitzgerald

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This Pueblo Revival house is located across the street from the site of the former Fitzgerald Hospital. Though a private residence today, it served as a dormitory for student nurses from the 1930s through the early 1960s.

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Gable-Front House, Fitzgerald

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The Italianate eave brackets give this a bit more character than the average gable-front house.

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Harvey & Lydia Jay House, 1934, Fitzgerald

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This home was built by local architect Lauren Parrott for $5000 in 1934 for Harvey & Lydia Jay. Mr. Jay was a well-respected Fitzgerald attorney for many years and also served as mayor. Thanks to his daughter, Lydia, for the history.

South Main-South Lee Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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