Category Archives: Waynesboro GA

First Presbyterian Church, 1884, Waynesboro

Dating to the colonial era, the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro was founded in 1760 with the establishment of a church on Briar Creek (Episcopalian) and another on Walnut Branch.  The present church grew out of the union of these two churches in 1812. The present structure, the third to serve the congregation on this site, was dedicated in 1884.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Wilkins House, Circa 1900, Waynesboro

This home is as difficult to photograph as its architectural style is to define. It has Queen Anne influences but is much more Eclectic than Victorian. Built for William Archibald Wilkins, who was a Confederate major and  mayor of Waynesboro, it hosted President William Howard Taft during a visit to the city in 1910.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Wisteria Hall, Circa 1909, Waynesboro

Known locally as Wisteria Hall for the design of a stained glass panel on the stairway landing featuring wisteria and two birds in flight, this magnificent Neoclassical Revival landmark was built for Waynesboro merchant Enon E. Chance. [The date of 1909 comes from the National Register of Historic Places nomination form; a sign in front of the house dates it to 1900. I’m not sure why there is a discrepancy, though this is a common issue with historic homes].

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Bobby Rhodes Filling Station, Waynesboro

This was probably a small store in addition to being a filling station.

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Warehouse, Circa 1900, Waynesboro

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Craftsman Houses, Waynesboro

This may be my favorite Craftsman in Waynesboro. The second floor isn’t even visible from the sidewalk (below).

A survey for the National Register nomination found as many as 130 houses in Waynesboro with Craftsman elements, though I didn’t observe that many.

The style, while encompassing specific parameters, is quite wide ranging in execution.

Brick versions are generally less common in smaller towns.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Reynolds House, Circa 1835, Waynesboro

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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