Category Archives: Wrightsville GA

Old Tavern, Circa 1900, Wrightsville

This tavern is illustrated in John Linley’s The Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area and though I’ve traveled through Wrightsville often in the past decade, I didn’t know it was still standing until recently. Linley didn’t have much information on the structure and I’ve also had trouble finding anything. I will update when I learn more.

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Georgian Cottage, Wrightsville

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Vernacular House, Wrightsville

This is essentially a Georgian cottage with a modified roofline.

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Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 1914, Wrightsville

Brown Memorial Baptist Church Wrightsville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Reverend L. P. Glass was pastor when the church was built.

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Queen Anne Folk Victorian Houses of Wrightsville

Wrightsville GA Queen Anne Folk Victorian house Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

These Queen Anne style Folk Victorians always catch my eye when I’m in Wrightsville. Finding this many located near each other is quite unusual and therefore notable. It certainly invites further study. They were likely all built by the same builder.

Wrightsville GA Pink Queen Anne Folk Victorian House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

The houses are in varying states of repair; the one seen below is the least modified. Another such house, which I didn’t photograph, has been updated with vinyl siding.

Wrightsville GA Queen Anne Folk Victorian House Unmodified Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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Cedar Grove Methodist Church, Wrightsville

Wrightsville GA Johnson County Unidentified Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Thanks to Deborah Brantley for the identification. Guy Singletary also notes that it closed about four years ago and that some of the members now attend Wrightsville United Methodist Church. Many thanks to David Frey, whose wife Deanne once attended this church, for the following interior shots he made in 2012.

Cedar Grove Methodist Church Wrightsville GA Interior View Photograph Courtesy David Frey

Cedar Grove Methodist Church Wrightsville GA Altar Photograph Courtesy David Frey

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Wrightsville Lumber Company

Wrightsville GA Johnson County Old Neighborhood Store with Shell Gas Pumps Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

J. G. Jackson notes that this was the business office of the Wrightsville Lumber Company.

Wrightsville GA Johnson County Old Shell Gas Pump Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Mr. Jackson also notes that the pumps were used to fill the operators’ trucks and not for use by the general public. In researching the pumps, I ran into a bit of difficulty regarding the one seen below. There are numerous references to Shell’s earlier Diesoline brand, but I could find nothing about Dieseline. It was probably Shell’s attempt at reviving an earlier brand.

Wrightsville GA Johnson County Old Shell Diesiline Diesoline Gas Pump Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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