Category Archives: Tennille GA

Tennille Baptist Church, 1903, Washington County

Organized on 24 March 1876, Tenille Baptist began construction on this church in 1900; it was completed in 1903. It’s significant as the only religious structure designed by Charles E. Choate and is a most impressive example of Gothic design.

National Register of Historic Places

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Historic Storefront, Tennille

 

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Tennille Woman’s Clubhouse, 1922

The Tennille Woman’s Club began as a sewing circle in 1914 but suspended activities during World War I to assist with the war effort on the home front. After branching out to civic involvement the club was incorporated in 1920. They were accepted into the state and national federations in 1921 after certifying that they had no political or sectarian entanglements. Women’s clubs became very active in the last decade of the 19th century and continued well into the 20th. The club is still active today and has shared the clubhouse with various groups over the last century.

Upon its dedication, the facility was christened the Washington County Memorial Clubhouse, in honor of local men who served in World War I.

National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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Eclectic House, Tennille

For someone like me who isn’t an architectural historian this house presents yet another challenge. I use “Eclectic” when I feel a house is an amalgamation of different forms. This method of construction became very popular at the turn of the last century and in many cases continues to this day. In this example, what appears to have been Italianate in origin, also features Colonial Revival and Neoclassical elements.

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Gothic Revival House, Tennille

Though not displaying the characteristic ornamentation of the Gothic Revival style, the high-pitched front dormers of this very plain example are decidedly Gothic Revival.

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Folk Victorian House, Tennille

The side dormers on this house are strictly ornamental. Note the difference in the overall roof line.

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Georgian Cottage, Tennille

This is possibly antebellum. I’ll post an update when I learn more.

 

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