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Strand Theatre, 1924, Jesup

strand cinema twin theatre jesup ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

The primary tenant of the the O’Quinn Building, the Strand Theatre opened in 1924 with 894 seats. Theatre builders of this time typically rented space adjoining their theatres as it was considered prime real estate. The Strand was transformed into a two-screen theatre in 1988 and closed in 2009. Ralph and Jamie Hickox, who have done an exceptionally nice job of restoring and keeping viable the historic Jesup Drive-In, have recently purchased the Strand and are presently restoring it. The Strand is one of the few unaltered historic commercial structures still standing in Jesup and it’s preservation will be great.

strand theatre o quinn building jesup ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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Vernacular Farmhouse, Wayne County

Wayne County GA Farmhouse Oak Tree in Middle of Road Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Located near Madray Springs, this farmhouse is as much a local landmark for the oak tree in the middle of the road as for the house itself, which for many years was hidden by overgrown vegetation.

Wayne County GA Abandoned Vernacular Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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July Thunderstorm, Wayne County

Wayne County GA Thunderstorm Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Jesup Drive-In, Valentine’s Day

Jesup Drive In Theatre Valentines Day Date Night Crowd Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Valentine’s dates were bumper to bumper at Jesup Drive-In tonight. It’s one of the few places in Georgia where you could experience a tradition like this, and it’s the oldest drive-in in the state.

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McDonald Farm Tenant House, Wayne County

Wayne County GA Country Store Holmesville Road Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Sherri Johnson Sutton writes: The house and property to the left and across the street from the house was the McDonald farm (Danny McDonald was the son). In 1973, my Dad purchased the neighboring farm. There was actually a young couple with a baby living in it when we first moved to the farm. I remember taking food and diapers to them when I was a child.

Wayne County GA Holmesville Road Country Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Late Purple Aster & Sulphur Butterfly, Wayne County

Wayne County GA Late Purple Aster Symphyotrichum patens Sulphur Butterfly Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Late Purple Asters (Symphyotrichum patens) can be found sporadically throughout South Georgia from late September until early November. They appear in a variety of habitats. I found this one, hosting a sulphur butterfly, in a ditch. There were only a half-dozen or so plants in the colony.

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Gable Front Farmhouse, Wayne County

Wayne County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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