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Fort Valley Police Department, 1932

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I first thought this to be a WPA construction, but the 1932 date is a bit early for that. It was orginally built as a post office and is very similar to many WPA-era post offices.

Fort Valley Downtown & Railroad Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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J. L. Fincher House, 1882, Fort Valley

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J. L. Fincher, a jeweler by trade,  was twice mayor of Fort Valley. This was the first house to be electrified in Fort Valley. It is also known as the Adamson House.

Most of the background information for this and other structures in Fort Valley come from the publication, The Historic Architecture of Fort Valley: A Walking-Driving Guide,  Third Edition, © 2009, The Peach County Historical Society. Every community such be so lucky as to have such a useful guide.

Everett Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Neoclassical Revival House, Fort Valley

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The Neoclassical portico seems to be an afterthought on this house, but it may be original. It’s unusual in its asymmetrical placement.

Everett Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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W. C. Wright House, 1922, Fort Valley

Everett Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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George P. Wright House, 1922, Fort Valley

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This Craftsman inspired bungalow was built by the son of W. C. Wright, whose house can be seen in the preceding post. Note that both utilize light brick and green Ludowici tile roofs. It’s also known as the Butler house.

Everett Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Caroline Rumph House, 1894, Fort Valley

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This home was built by Samuel Rumph for his mother. Rumph was the father of the commercial peach industry in Georgia. His home in nearby Marshallville is a well-known landmark. It’s more commonly known today as the Windham house.

Everett Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Craftsman Bungalow, Fort Valley

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Everett Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Central of Georgia Depot, 1871, Fort Valley

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This historic depots is one of the largest in South Georgia.

Fort Valley Downtown & Railroad Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Central of Georgia Signal Tower, Fort Valley

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Though there is some debate as to its specific use, this is thought to be one of  few remaining interlocking/signal towers in Georgia. At this time, it can only be confirmed that a telegraph office was located on the second floor and the Van Roy Restaurant on the first floor. I’m not sure as to the date of construction but I would guess 1910s.

Fort Valley Downtown & Railroad Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Grist Mill, Circa 1895, Fort Valley

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This structure, built as a grist mill around 1895, has most recently been known as the Jolly Nut Company. Established in 1934, t’s one of the oldest specialty produce businesses in the area.

Fort Valley Downtown & Railroad Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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