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Ideal, Georgia

Ideal GA Macon County Downtown Buildings Pool Room City Hall Post Office Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Snuff Cans, Ideal

Buttercup Tops Honey Bee Snuff Cans Tobacco Ideal GA Grocery Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

When I was growing up, lots of older ladies dipped snuff. I was amazed to see such a high demand for it in a town as small as Ideal.

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Ideal United Methodist Church, 1914, Macon County

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According to the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church: The Ideal UMC was formed in the early past of this century. With the decline of two other churches in the area, the Lebanon Methodist Episcopal Church and the Turner’s Chapel Church, there was a need for a church for the people of Ideal. Mr. George P. Brooks and Mrs. W. T. Harden directed the organization of the church on the second Sunday in May, 1908. The church began having services in the auditorium of the local school house, the Ideal High School…on November 5, 1913, the congregation hired a contractor from Oglethorpe, J. C. Stephens, to build the church…The new building was completed by May, 1914…

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Ideal Game Room

ideal game room macon county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

This has been a game room as long as I’ve been photographing around Ideal, but it was likely a general store or bank in its early days.

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Childs House, 1912, Ideal

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Amanda Turner Pankey writes: My father was born and raised in Ideal and still lives there. He said it belonged to a Dr. Childs who was a physician in town. The house was painted white until probably sometime in the 90s when another family bought it and painted it the color you see in the picture. I’m from there as well and have always admired it. I grew up there in the 80s and 90s. According to my father, the family that lived there during that time was Mr. Millard Childs, his wife Vie, His brother Earl and their sister Elmer. They were the children of Dr. Childs. Millard was the depot agent for the railroad.

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Ideal Water Tower

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