Category Archives: Sylvester GA

Pope Park, 1910, Sylvester

Georgia is lucky to have three landmark minor league parks dating to the 1920s [Golden Park in Columbus (1926); Grayson Stadium in Savannah(1926); and Luther Williams Field in Macon (1929)], but none is as old as Sylvester’s historic Pope Park. It’s been in continuous use as a baseball venue since 1910.

Named for Colonel John D. Pope, it has hosted amateur, semi-pro, American Legion and county league teams throughout its history. It’s presently home to the Worth County Rams high school team. The wooden grandstand is a rare sight in the modern era of baseball and is the centerpiece of Pope Park. The property is maintained jointly by the City of Sylvester and Worth County High School.

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Gordon Motor Court,1940s, Sylvester

This was one of numerous motor courts along busy U.S. Highway 82 built between the 1930s and early 1960s. This was likely built around the end of World War II. The wrought iron posts are obviously later additions, as they aren’t visible in the vintage postcard, below.

Linen postcard, circa 1945. Courtesy The Tichnor Brothers Collection, Boston Public Library.

 

 

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William R. Johnston House, 1912, Sylvester

Sylvester GA Worth County Tudor Style Funeral Home Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This wonderful example of Tudor style architecture was built by William R. & Beulah Alford Johnston. Today it serves as Banks Funeral Home. Thanks to Mary King Givens for the identification.

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Alford-Mann House, 1912, Sylvester

Sylvester GA WOrth County Italianate Revival House Terra Cotta Roof Tiles Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This well-maintained Mediterranean Revival landmark is presently used as an attorney’s office. Thanks to Mary King Givens for the identification.

Sylvester GA Worth County Mediterranean Revival Architecture Landmark Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Old Presbyterian Church, Sylvester

Sylvester GA Worth County Old Church Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Originally the Presbyterian Church, this also served as the library for many years.

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Golden Seed & Feed, Sylvester

Sylvester GA Worth County Golden Seed & Feed Store Rusted FRM Sign Back Entrance Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Coca-Cola Mural, Sylvester

Sylvester GA Worth County Downtown Street Early 20th Century Commercial Architecture Repainted Coca-Cola Mural Sprite Boy Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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