Category Archives: Oak Park GA

Powell-Williamson House, Oak Park

I first thought this might have been a school that was later transformed into a house, but that is not the case. Olivia Williamson Braddy writes: This house was built for Joseph Jackson “Joe” Powell (1871-1957) and his wife, Ava Cynthia Youmans. Five children were born and reared here. After Cynthia’s death in 1942, Joe married Maggie Keene Morris. Following their deaths, the house was sold to Schley Williamson and continued as a dwelling until his daughter, Vernery Williamson Cason, passed away in 2010. It was always used as a residence.

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Barn, Oak Park

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Foskey Barber Shop, Oak Park

oak park ga foskey barber shop photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

On another post about Foskey’s, a user wrote: Back in the day, Oak Park had a reputation for being a “rough place” and we used to tease my dad when he would go there to get his hair cut — “Daddy, you’d better make sure he knows how to do stitches as well as cut hair!”

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