Category Archives: Sylvania GA

Victorian Cottage, Circa 1900, Sylvania

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Craftsman Bungalow, Circa 1930, Sylvania

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Eclectic Queen Anne House, Circa 1900, Sylvania

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Georgian Cottage, Circa 1904, Sylvania

At street level this house is decidedly Folk Victorian/Queen Anne in appearance but it’s actually a standard Georgian Cottage.

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Queen Anne House, 1890s, Sylvania

I understand that this house was moved across the street to its present location at some point in its history, probably the 1970s or 1980s. I’ve seen it identified as the Liz Pippin house but don’t know if she was the original owner.

 

 

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Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home, Circa 1896, Sylvania

As is often a tradition in Georgia towns and cities, one of the grandest homes in the city serves as a funeral home. This is the case in Sylvania, as well. This landmark is presently the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home; I’m unsure about it’s builder/original owner but will update when I find out.

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Old Screven County Jail, Sylvania

Conversations with several people in Screven County have led me to identify this as the old county jail. It was replaced in the 1930s or 1940s by a newer structure and the date of this one is unknown but likely late-19th early-20th century. Dale Reddick writes: The observation about the second story trap door placed in the floor really does suggest this was a jail and also a hanging facility (if necessary), when the open field public hanging space further along W.T. Sharpe Drive couldn’t be used. Rabun Alex Lee, Larry Waters, and I had some ‘fun’ pulling up the history of this building. There’s a very similar structure found less than a quarter-mile distant. Perhaps the same designer/ builder constructed both. These structures most probably were built following Sylvania’s Great Fire of 1897 when many new brick structures were erected.  

It was also used as apartments in the mid-20th century.

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