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Bush’s Butcher Shop, Lumpkin

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Bull Durham Ghost Mural, Lumpkin

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This was once the Hobbs & Company General Store, which, in addition to Bull Durham tobacco, traded in furniture, stoves, and crockery.

Lumpkin Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Bedingfield Inn, Circa 1836, Lumpkin

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Built by Dr. Bryan N. Bedingfield, the Bedingfield Inn is among the most important surviving public antebellum structures in Georgia. It has served as inn, private residence, and public space during its history. It has become an unofficial symbol of Lumpkin.

National Register of Historic Places

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Singer-Tarver House, 1897, Lumpkin

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Uptown Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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The Singer Company, Lumpkin

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This is said to be the oldest hardware store in Georgia. I’ve also seen references that this was operated by members of the same family who started the Singer Sewing Machine Company but I cannot confirm that at this time. Ironically, no mention is made of either in a local history of the Singer family in Lumpkin.

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Lumpkin Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Barr House, Lumpkin

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This has always been an interesting house, one of my favorites in Lumpkin. It’s obviously a Federal house, hiding under the shingle-sided second-floor porch gable. Jerald Baxter writes: I grew up just outside Lumpkin, in the ’60’s and ’70’s, and then moved back there from 1984-1986. This was called the Barr House; I do not know if that was the name of the original owners…It was on the corner just down from the elementary school, and back then, it had the scary Southern Gothic vibe (the first time I read Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” I imagined this house as the setting).  James P. Babb adds: It was Miss Julia Barr’s house. Dr. Barr, was the druggist in town.

Alex Streyer notes: I happened across your photo of the Barr House, in Lumpkin. Julia S. Barr was my great Aunt on my father’s side. She lived in the home with her husband (not father) Hampton Barr, pharmacist in Lumpkin. The home was originally the home of my great grand parents, Alex H. Simpson and Louisa Singer Simpson, Julia Simspon Barr (daughter) and my grandmother Lucy Simpson Streyer (daughter). The home was sold by my father, William E. Streyer, Jr. after Julia’s death in the 1970s.

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Usher House, Circa 1835, Lumpkin

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George Usher was a miller and his house, though expanded and moved across the street from its original location, is among the oldest in Lumpkin.

National Register of Historic Places

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