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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1908, Fitzgerald

St. Matthew’s was built using granitoid blocks from the Fitzgerald Granitoid Works.

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American Foursquare House, Fitzgerald

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Folk Victorian House, Fitzgerald

This is another of Fitzgerald’s T-Plan houses. The style was common in Midwestern states where many of the town’s earliest residents migrated from and varying examples can be found throughout the city.

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Victorian House, Fitzgerald

This T-Plan house features the most intricate Victorian detail of any in Fitzgerald. The owners have spent several years restoring it. I’ll update with more information soon.

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Effie Sharp Bush, Widow of Georgia’s Last Confederate Soldier, Fitzgerald, Circa 1977

The lady in this photograph was Mrs. Effie Tinnell Sharp Bush [1887-1980], widow of Georgia’s last surviving Confederate soldier, William Joshua Bush [1845-1952]. ‘Uncle Josh’ as family and close friends knew him, was afforded the honorific ‘General’ Bush in recognition of his connection to the Civil War. I haven’t been able to confirm it, but it’s likely that Mrs. Bush was also the last surviving Confederate widow in Georgia. This snapshot was made in the late 1970s during a town festival by a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who graciously gave me the photograph.

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Edd Evans House, Fitzgerald

South Main Street-South Lee Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dr. W. D. Willcox House, Fitzgerald

Dianne Willcox Weems notes that her father purchased this home from the Ewing family, but I’m unsure of the identity of the original owners at this time.

South Main Street-South Lee Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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