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Seminole County Courthouse, 1922, Donalsonville

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Prolific architect William J. J. Chase designed this Beaux Arts courthouse for the newly-formed (1920) Seminole County in 1922. The inscription on the frieze reads: A Populo Seminoli Iudicium Ad Causam Iustitiae Humanae Aedifactum Est – Anno Domini Mille Nongenti Viginti Duo. Though I took two years of Latin in high school, my translating skills are rusty at best. My guess is that this means, loosely, To the People of Seminole (County), This is Built for the Cause of Human Justice. The second part is: In the Year of Our Lord 1922.

National Register of Historic Places

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City Hall, Donalsonville

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This was built around 1910 as a bank.

Donalsonville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Historic Storefronts, Donalsonville

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Like many small Georgia towns, Donalsonville still has a lot of commercial storefronts remaining from a time when rural communities were busy centers of trade and commerce.

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2nd Street was the busiest part of town and still has a large number of storefronts, though many are now empty.

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This was the City Motor Company’s Marine Division. Boating and fishing are still quite important to the local economy, thanks to the proximity of Lake Seminole.

Donalsonville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Bess Kitchen, Donalsonville

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Tastee BBQ, Donalsonville

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When I photographed this it was Fain’s. I believe it’s most recently been Hew’s. Either way, it’s Tastee.

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Water Tower & Silos, Donalsonville

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A large fire consumed a peanut warehouse near this site a few years ago and I’m not sure if the silos are still here.

 

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Little Hope, Georgia

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Not much remains of the once busy farming operation at Little Hope, but the sign gets photographed quite a bit.

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