Tag Archives: Ludowici Tile

Union Passenger Station, 1900s, Hawkinsville

Though various sources are in conflict as to the specifics, this depot is thought to have been built by the Southern Railway between 1900-1910. It has been in use by an agribusiness company for many years.

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Filed under --PULASKI COUNTY GA--, Hawkinsville GA

Bashinski-Claxton House, Circa 1907, Dubliln

Isadore “Izzie” Bashinski (1875-1934), who was a college roommate of Carl Vinson, moved to Dublin in 1906 and formed the Yellow Pine Lumber Company and the Oconee Navigation Company. By the end of the year he married Helen McCall, a native of Buena Vista and cousin of future Georgia governor Eugene Talmadge. Soon thereafter, they hired architect Charles Choate to build this home, one of the most unique in Dublin. It was the scene of many important social functions, including a gala with Governor Joseph M. Brown in 1908. Bashinski served on the staff of Governor Brown. Cotton was king in the South during this time, of course, and Bashinski and his brother Sam made a fortune as cotton factors, or brokers. Their Dixie Cotton Company was the largest in the south, with 25 branches throughout Georgia. Bashinski was an early proponent of business diversity and over the years formed the Consolidated Phosphate Company, Dublin Peanut Company, Citizens Loan & Guaranty Company, and the Oconee Guano Company. He was also a partner in the 12th Disctrict Fair Association, was a member of the first board of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the school board, and the city council. He also served as mayor during World War I. The Great Depression hit Bashinski’s multitude of businesses hard and in 1932 the family lost the home. It was purchased by Dr. E. B. Claxton, whose family remained in it for many years. Scott Thompson covers much more ground at his excellent local history page, Pieces of Our Past.

Stubbs Park-Stonewall Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --LAURENS COUNTY GA--, Dublin GA

Unidentified Ludowici Tile House, Ludowici

ludowici ga unidentified tile roof house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This is an early vernacular house with Ludowici tile roofing. The central chimney could indicate a saddlebag origin. It’s thought to be the last survivor of the factory housing built for the Ludowici tile factory; residents note that there were once quite a few of these, and the neighborhood was known as the “White Line”.

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Filed under --LONG COUNTY GA--, Ludowici GA

Gable Front House, Ludowici

ludowici ga unidentified house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This house is pictured in the 1922 real photo postcard seen below. The First Baptist Church relocated and the community house/library took its place. I hope to learn more about the house.

ludowici first baptist church 1922 real photo postcard public domain image accessed via ebay

The postcard is a public domain image, accessed via an online auction site.

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Anderson-Warren House, 1920s, Americus

Historic Americus GA Georgian House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This fine example of Mediterranean Revival architecture was built by prominent architect T. F. Lockwood for Davis R. Anderson. Coca-Cola bottler J. T. Warren lived here for many years, as well.

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --SUMTER COUNTY GA--, Americus GA

Gabled-Ell House, Ludowici

Ludowici GA Ludowici Tile Roof House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Steadman House, Circa 1917, Waynesboro

Steadman House Waynesboro GA Mediterranean Revival Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --BURKE COUNTY GA--, Waynesboro GA