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Midville Grammar School

My identification of this structure is tentative. It appears to have been a school, and since the old Midville High School survives, my guess is that this was the grammar, or elementary, school. It has most recently been used as the Midville Voting Precinct.

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First Baptist Church, Midville

This congregation was organized in 1877 by Reverend James M. Cross and Francis A. Jones.

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Midville United Methodist Church, 1939, Burke County

This church was organized on 18 March 1876. I believe the present structure is an expansion and remodeling of the original wooden church building, dating to 1878. From 1932-1939, Ralph Herman Sandeford oversaw the modernization.

 

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Masonic Lodge, 1918, Midville

Midville Lodge 521 has served as the home to the local Masons for over a century. It is also used as the city hall.

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Hip-Roof House, Midville

 

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Long House, Girard

Among the houses I’ve encountered in Georgia, this is an unusual form of the Queen Anne style. Dale Reddick writes: Folks from around the Girard area are saying this was the home of Mr. Frank and Mrs. Sybil Long. He worked for Southern Bell. Two individuals have agreed on the identification.

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Bank & Post Office, Girard

I recently learned of the existence of this bank from Vivian Wisham, on my Vanishing Georgia Facebook group. She also told me of the house next door. I spoke with an older gentleman while photographing it who noted it was the Bank of Girard (he wasn’t positive about the name) and probably built in the 1910s. After it failed in 1927, it became the Girard Post Office and served that function for many years. He also stated that he had a photograph of his father in front of the post office circa 1934. He was hopeful that it will be saved. The old bank vault remains inside.

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Abandoned Gable-Front House, Girard

This is located adjacent to the old bank/post office that was recently exposed during property clearing. It is possible that it was originally a store, but a local gentleman told me he remembered it as a rental property. It will likely be razed in the near future.

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Folk Victorian House, Girard

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Bethesda United Methodist Church, 1935, Burke County

Bethesda was organized in 1827 but no records of its early history survive. A wood frame church was built in 1856 but was destroyed by fire in 1924. The congregation met in the local schoolhouse until 1935. Since the school had been donated to the church, the decision was made to raze it in 1935 and salvage its timbers to build the present structure.

The church is connected by a breezeway to a smaller, nearly identical social hall.

 

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