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Abandoned Filling Station, Girard

Girard GA Burke County Old Filling Station Gasoline Americana Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Hickman’s Store, Girard

Girard GA Burke County Abandoned General Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Girard School

Girard GA Burke County Schoolhouse Style House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

I first thought this to be a house in the style of an old school building, but it was an old school. JEP writes: This was a school house, probably early part of last century. Then when the new brick school was open about 50 yards away, this building became the lunchroom. Rain, sleet or snow, students had to walk over to this building for lunch. Around 1965 both buildings were closed and students had to go to Sardis to school. The town, Girard, eventually restored this building and it is rented out for assorted functions. Receptions, parties, etc. The brick school was restore for the same purpose, and also houses trauma EMTs/Fire as well as city hall.

I believe this is now a private residence.

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Girard Masonic Lodge #317, Burke County

Girard GA Burke County Old Mercantile Store Two Story Clapboard Boarded Windows Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Cecil M. Hickman writes that this building was built and owned buy the Girard Masonic Lodge #317 until late 1950’s or early 60’s. The members were transferred to the Sardis Masonic Lodge and the building and land sold to Earl Clifton (Tippy) Hickman & his Aunt Miss Marion Hickman. Tippy installed the door on the right hand side in order to place his excess 1949 & 1950 Fords and extra parts, one of several warehouses he had full of restored 49 & 50 Ford (abt 20) cars & parts. Tippy also refurbished old John Deere Tractors, he had a one cylinder that ran as well as the day it was bought. I don’t know what happened to the furniture used by the lodge upstairs.

Girard GA Burke County Old Mercantile Hickman Store Two Story Clapboard Boarded Windows Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Gabled-Ell House, Girard

Girard GA Burke County Abandoned House High Pitched Steep Roof Vernacular Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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