Category Archives: Marshallville GA

Historic Commercial Storefronts, Marshallville

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Between the two residential historic districts on Main Street are a couple of blocks of commercial buildings which served Marshallville at the height of the peach boom. Most are empty today, I believe.

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Marshallville Commercial District, National Register of Historic Places

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Frigidaire Sign, Marshallville

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Marshallville Commercial District, National Register of Historic Places

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Eclectic Architecture, Marshallville

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East Main Street Residential District, National Register of Historic Places

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Donald Barton Frederick House, Circa 1865, Marshallville

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James Frederick began building this Greek Revival townhouse in 1860 but soon sold it to his first cousin, Donald Barton Frederick. D. B. Frederick completed the house around 1865 and lived here until his death in 1911. Later owners have been the Paullin and Minnich families.

West Main Street Residential District, National Register of Historic Places

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Marcus Sperry House, 1870s, Marshallville

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This eclectic Victorian is one of the most unique houses in the area. It was built by Marcus E. Sperry, son of early Marshallville settler John A. Sperry. It is said to have been designed by the builder’s wife, Eufaula Marshall Sperry. Mrs. Sperry was an artist.

West Main Street Residential District, National Register of Historic Places

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George H. Slappey House, 1850s, Marshallville

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One of Marshallville’s most imposing structures, this home, like so many others of its era, began on a much smaller scale. Originally a four-room frame house, it was built by E. S. Crocker, likely in the mid-1850s. George Hiley Slappey purchased it about 1860 and used slave labor to expand it to its present appearance. It was included in the Historic American Buildings Survey in the 1930s, confirming its architectural significance. It was later owned by the Camp family. Debbie Dunning Liipfert notes that it’s been known as the Camp-Liipfert House since 1980… Wonderful home and happily raised our children and welcome family. It’s also been referred to as the Camp-Slappey House. The image below, in the public domain, dates to the mid-1930s. HABS GA-174. Courtesy Library of Congress.

Slappey House, Marshallville, Macon County, GA Photos from Survey HABS GA-147 public domain courtesy library of congress

West Main Street Residential District, National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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Marshallville Public Library, Circa 1928

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One of Georgia’s smallest public libraries serves as a memorial to one of its patrons, Jacob Walter Frederick (1851-1928).

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