Board-and-Batten Tenant Farmhouse, Irwin County

This film photograph was made in 2001. This structure was demolished by 2013.

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Brown-Leaphart House, Irwin County

This simple gable front farmhouse has been a landmark in my travels between Fitzgerald and Irwinville all my life. Angie Sheffield Winn writes: The house originally belonged to Marshall Brown. He deeded it, along with five acres, to Jack and Gussie Leaphart to build a tractor repair shop on, in order to keep a tractor mechanic in the neighborhood. This is an edit of a film photograph made in 2001.

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Young Farmhouse, Circa 1880s, Ben Hill County

This house seemed sure to be lost, as it sat abandoned for many years, but luckily it had a happy ending. It was restored. It’s a central hallway farmhouse with a long addition at the rear. This photograph dates to 2001 and is among my earliest.

Dr. Johnny Young notes that this was once the home of his grandparents (Mr. & Mrs. J. R. F. Young) and his father (S. B. Young). They lived here from at least 1912 until 1927, when they built another home nearby. The Young family were among the earliest settlers of this area, the northwestern corner of present-day Ben Hill County.

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Batton’s Store, Ben Hill County


This landmark stood for much of the 20th century at the fork of Sibbie Road and Georgia Highway 215, near the Wilcox County line. I made this photograph in 2003. The store has since been relocated to the Batton homeplace nearby.

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T. A. Cheatham House, Adrian

This was the home of one of Adrian’s most prominent early businessmen, T. A. Cheatham. The vintage postcard (below) was published by the City Drug Store circa 1910.

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Eclectic House, Adrian

Though the layout is Georgian Cottage, this house has Victorian elements, as well. Whatever the form, it’s one of my favorite houses in Adrian.

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Gable Front House, Adrian

The oversized brick posts are this home’s most distinctive feature.

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