Category Archives: Quitman GA

Folk Victorian House, 1905, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Bentley House, Circa 1860, Quitman

Owner Tim Reisenwitz writes: Thank you for posting The Bentley House (c. 1860). I am currently restoring this antebellum and had an architectural historian visit and confirm the time of construction and also that the architect was most likely John Wind (1819-1863). John Wind was most famous for spectacular plantation homes but also designed town cottages such as this one, particularly with the U-shaped configuration. He also designed many area public buildings. 

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Colonial Revival House, 1904, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Folk Victorian House, Circa 1900, Quitman

One of the most interesting features of this house is the ornamental porch frieze.

 

 

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Old Brooks County Jail, 1884, Quitman

This Romanesque style jail was built by Simeon A. Remington to replace an 1867 wooden jail that burned in 1880. It was used until 1980.

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Bungalow, Circa 1900, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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Craftsman Bungalow, Circa 1920, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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New South Cottage, Quitman

Houses like this one, on the fringe of historic neighborhoods, have potential for restoration but are often overlooked.

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West End Cemetery, Quitman

Quitman’s first cemetery, West End was established in 1859. It has the inviting park-like atmosphere typical of Victorian cemeteries and is a nice place to walk around. When I was here, the camellias were in full bloom, providing nice contrast to the Spanish moss hanging from old oaks.

Seventeen unknown Confederate soldiers are buried near the rear of the cemetery.

The grafted camellias are a highlight when they’re in bloom.

 

 

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Colonial Revival House, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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