South Main Street-South Lee Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
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Railroads were integral to the settlement of Fitzgerald in the late 1890s and for much of its history have been one of its main economic components. The city commissioned Dylan Ross to create this colorful mural. You may recall Dylan as the artist behind the brilliant Andy Griffith Show mural in Broxton.
These are among the last of the millworker’s houses in the Fitzgerald Cotton Mills that haven’t been covered with vinyl siding.
The utilitarian structures were provided to employees of the mill and many families remained in them after the mill closed.
This was the last in original condition; I photographed it in 2009 and it was razed by 2010.
The Fitzgerald Cotton Mills, seen on a vintage postcard, circa 1912.
This house and the Bond-Carroll House about twelve miles from town are said to have been built by brothers. I imagine it had other occupants after the Bonds but it’s best known today as the longtime residence of Don & Norma Morris. It is slightly more formal than the country house.