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Hour of Prayer Church, Webster County

Hour of Prayer Randolph County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I photographed this church in 2009. I think it had already been abandoned at that time.  The faux “stained glass” windows were what immediately drew me to the place. I’ve heard that it’s been torn down in the past year or so.

Hour of Prayer Randolph County GA Faux Stained Painted Glass Window Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I don’t know what congregation it originally housed, nor if it began as a white or black church, but it made a lasting impression on me.

Hour of Prayer African American Church Randolph County GA Hand Stenciled Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Mom’s Kitchen, Preston

moms kitchen last supper mural preston ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

In 2015, a friend and I were driving from Columbus back to the coast after a full morning of rafting on the Chattahoochee River. We pulled into Preston about 2:45 and since I’d always wanted to eat here anyway, decided to give it a try. I’ll never hesitate to stop here again. It was some of the best “restaurant” food I’ve ever eaten, and tasted much more like home cooking than almost anywhere else that claims they have home cooking.

moms kitchen preston ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

I had fried chicken (perfection), lima beans (best ever) and sweet potato pie (HEAVENLY) with fried corn bread on the side. Besides the fact they’re open all day, the staff is genuinely hospitable and treat you like family from the moment you walk in the door. It’s no wonder this place is so popular! Do yourself a favor and go a little out of the way when you’re in Southwest Georgia and stop by Mom’s Kitchen.

moms kitchen preston ga soul food excellence photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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Olympic Torch Relay Marker, Preston

preston ga olympic torch relay marker photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

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Webster County Courthouse, 1915, Preston

webster county courhtouse richland ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Created in 1853 as Georgia’s 104th county, Webster County was originally known as Kinchafoonee County, but the name was changed just three years later over concerns that the name would be a source of ridicule. I’m all for changing it back to Kinchafoonee, for that beautiful creek.

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