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Columbian Lodge No. 7 F&AM, 1902, Columbus

Columbian Lodge No 7 F & AM Columbus GA Flowers Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Also known as the Flowers Building, for a later tenant, this Chicago-style landmark was designed by architect T. Frith Lockwood to house the local Masons. The floors not used for the lodge were rented as office and retail space. It’s now used as a residential space. (Lockwood’s son, T. F., Jr., was also a prominent Georgia architect).

Columbus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Anderson-Warren House, 1920s, Americus

Historic Americus GA Georgian House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This fine example of Mediterranean Revival architecture was built by prominent architect T. F. Lockwood for Davis R. Anderson. Coca-Cola bottler J. T. Warren lived here for many years, as well.

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1916, Blakely

blakely ga historic holy trinity episcopal church photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

An excellent history of the church can be found here.

Blakely Court Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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McRee Hall, 1907, Camilla

camilla ga mcree hall photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

James Price McRee (1862-1924) came to Mitchell County from Oconee County in 1889 and after a few years teaching at Camilla Academy, launched a successful naval stores enterprise. He commissioned prominent architect T. Firth Lockwood to build this home as a wedding present for his wife, Jeanette Wade, daughter of the sheriff of Brooks County. McRee and his business partner, Thomas I. McNeil, owned over 15,000 acres of timberland in the first decade of the 20th century and upon McNeil’s death in 1918, McRee bought out his share of the business. After a fire in 1936, the house was slightly remodeled by the Valdosta architect Lloyd Greer. The house remains the centerpiece of Camilla’s historic residential area.

National Register of Historic Places

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Arlington Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1908

arlington ga historic methodist episcopal church south photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Now the Arlington United Methodist Church, this congregation originated as the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. It was chartered around the time of Arlington’s founding, (1873). Designed in the Romanesque Revival (Akron Plan) style by T. Firth Lockwood, Sr., it is the oldest church in Arlington and remains a center of community life.

National Register of Historic Places

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Old Clinch County Jail, 1894, Homerville

Built to replace a wooden structure of 1872, this stately jail was designed by prominent architect T. F. Lockwood. The Manly Jail Works of Dalton built the “jail” part. It served until 1927 when yet another jail was built. The Homerville Woman’s Club saved it from demolition and it has served many purposes over the years. I believe it’s still associated with the Woman’s Club.

National Register of Historic Places

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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 personally like the name and the beautiful creek from which it was derived. Future United States Senator Walter F. George was born near Preston and taught school briefly in the area before embarking on a legal career.

National Register of Historic Places

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