Tag Archives: Endangered Places in South Georgia

Shotgun House, Telfair County

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Though not the traditional style shotgun house, this is a good example of a slight variation of this iconic vernacular form. It’s wider than most shotgun houses, but is still just two rooms connected by a common doorway.

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Tornado Damage at Young’s Chapel, Ben Hill County

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Young’s Chapel has been one of my favorite places since I first discovered it over ten years ago. I drive out from Fitzgerald nearly every time I’m home just to check on it. Though I have no connections to the church, I’ve always felt at home when I visit. It’s the kind of place that has that effect on many. On one of those recent trips, I was heartbroken when I saw the damage done by a tornado which passed through in January. As if this special little church needed anything else working against it.

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Luckily, Matt Brown recently rescued the pews before vandals could steal or destroy them. They were gone before the tornado came through.

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Talk of restoration has been ongoing, but in light of the recent damage it will be an even more difficult task, perhaps impossible.

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Vernacular Tenant House, Decatur County

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Plantation Plain Farmhouse, Decatur County

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Pyramidal Roof Farmhouse, Grady County

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Vernacular Farmhouse, Thomas County

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I first photographed this house in 2009 (above) and I’m amazed to find it still standing.

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Tenant Farmhouse, Montgomery County

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