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Eclectic Victorian House, Cordele

O’Neal School Neighborhood Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Queen Anne Cottage, Cordele

O’Neal School Neighborhood Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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New South Cottage, Cordele

O’Neal School Neighborhood Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Streamline Moderne House, Cordele

Though not Streamline Moderne (or Art Moderne) in the purest sense, this house, whether built this way or modified to this appearance, exhibits strong elements of the style. It’s quite rare in residential examples, especially rural ones.

O’Neal School Neighborhood Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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New South Cottage, Cordele

O’Neal School Neighborhood Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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English Vernacular Revival House, Cordele

O’Neal School Neighborhood Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Mac Hyman House, Cordele

John H. Churchwell built this house circa 1904-1905. A model was featured at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibit at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1903; Churchwell purchased the columns from the model and had them shipped to Cordele.

Other owners of the house through the years have been the Ryals, Hodges, and Durham families, but it will be forever remembered for its most famous owner, Mac Hyman. The Cordele native was the author of No Time for Sergeants (1954), the bestselling book which spawned Broadway, television and movie versions and launched the career of Andy Griffith. Hyman was working on his second book, Take Now Thy Son at the time of his death in 1963. He was a month shy of his 40th birthday. Take Now Thy Son was published posthumously, in 1965.

Thanks to Ross Hamilton for the identification.

O’Neal School Neighborhood Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Colonial Revival House, Cordele

O’Neal School Neighborhood Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Craftsman Houses of Cordele

Various examples of the Craftsman style can be found in Cordele’s historic residential section. My mother suggested I look for this one and said it was one of her favorites. It’s one of mine, as well. Following is but a small sample of these Cordele landmarks.

Here’s another brick example.

This more typical wooden example features a porte-cochere, as well.

Craftsmans were generally very well built and many have survived in good condition. Thery’re presently among the most sought-after of the 20th-century house styles.

The example below is another personal favorite.

O’Neal School Neighborhood Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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General Store, Crisp County

Before the construction of Interstate 75, US Highway 41 was a main North-South route for tourists en route to and from Florida. Remnants of those busier times, such as this general store, are becoming quite rare. General stores selling groceries and sundries, as well as fuel, were essentially the convenience stores of their era.

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