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Abandoned Farmhouse, New Era

New Era GA Abandoned Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The beauty in the remaining New Era houses lies in their abandonment and their quiet surrender to the elements. I can only imagine the hard-working souls who once labored here.

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New Era School, 1929, Sumter County

New Era School House Sumter County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Beverly Burk writes: This brick building was built in 1929 and was called New Era School. It operated until the early 1970,s and was closed. Grades 1 -9 attended. It was renovated in the late 1980s and is now a beautiful home.

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Bradley’s Store, New Era

new era ga bradleys store photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 20102010

I’m so grateful to Beverly Burk for identifying this store. She writes that it was owned and operated by Bryant Bradley until 1926 and by his son Berry A. Bradley until 1946.

new era ga bradleys grocery store photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 20162016

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Saddlebag Farmhouse, New Era

new era ga saddlebag farmhouse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

This expanded saddlebag house is going fast.

new era ga saddlebag house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

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Hip Roof Tenant Houses, New Era

new era road sumter county ga tenant houses photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

This is the view that will always come to my mind when I think of New Era. New Era Road, looking west, reveals the hip-roof tenant houses that most characterize the agricultural history of the place. I presume there were more here at one time, but they’ve been lost to time. These will probably be gone before long.

new era ga hip roof tenant house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

The houses were very basic. One of the surviving pair has a pyramidal roof and the other a hip roof.

new era ga tenant house chinaberry tree photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Chinaberry seedlings stand guard, likely descendants of a larger tree that once provided valuable shade.

new era ga abandoned hip roof house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

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Bradley Country Store, New Era

bradley country store new era ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Kyle Crew wrote that this store was owned by his great-great grandparents. James Poole replied: ..I knew them (The Bradleys) well. There were two stores within 1000 yards of each other. Summers & McGlamery stores, then Mr Bernard Bradley moved his store (this picture) to be in same area. All thrived and were good friends for many years. My grandfather (Summers) owned one an it was run by Brooks Hardin and Alva Grant. It’s now been moved and located behind the family dwelling in New Era. Our family farm is still going at New Era…

The (barely-discernible) sign above the RC sign reads: Bartow Cafe. I don’t know the connection.

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Abandoned Farmhouse Interior, New Era

new era ga dress left in house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

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