Category Archives: McRae GA

Southern Railway Depot, McRae

This may have been built in the 1890s but I can’t find an exact date. It’s been used for storage in recent years, I believe, but appears to be in deteriorating condition. It would be a great restoration project for McRae.

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Telfair County Courthouse, 1934, McRae

McRae was designated the Telfair County seat in 1871 (replacing Jacksonville) and a courthouse was constructed in 1873. A more modern structure was completed in 1904 and served until burning in the early 1930s.

The present structure was built in 1934, incorporating some of the brick walls from the 1904 structure. It was designed by the Macon firm of Dennis & Dennis.

National Register of Historic Places

 

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Telfair County Jail, 1902, McRae

Few historic jails of this age are still in use but Telfair County’s is an exception. It’s been renovated in recent years and additions have been made. This was a common style for jails in the early 20th century.

National Register of Historic Places

 

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Mr. T’s Barber Shop, McRae

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Neoclassical Revival House, McRae

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Tudor Revival Cottage, McRae

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Eady’s Fish Market, McRae

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South Georgians love their seafood and most small towns have at least one fishmonger. It’s a hard business to maintain away from the coast, though.

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Warehouse, McRae

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The granitoid front and arched door likely date this to the first couple of decades of the 20th century.

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Ryals Drug Store, McRae

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Ryals Drug Store is an independent pharmacy and gift shop of the kind that could once be found in every small town. It’s a real McRae landmark, and they even have their own Facebook page.

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Telfair Utilities, McRae

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Ron Monroe, Sr., writes: This store front caught my eye because I first saw it after retiring to my childhood home of Helena, GA. It confused me because the name of my father’s business was Telfair Utilities Service Company in Helena, not McRae. A few months ago one of my borthers gave me the answer. Lewis Joyner had been an employee of my father, and after my father had closed his business in Helena to take a civil service job, Lewis asked my father if he could use the name for a business in McRae.

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