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Oliver House, 1890s, Plains

Plains GA Historic House Victorian Architecture Turret White Clapboard Porches Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

The original house on this lot was built in late 1880s by Randolph Oliver. In early 1890s, Mr. Oliver moved that structure to the north side of his property and lived in it while he built the two story home you see now. The original home still stands as well. The round tower room on the second floor was known as the “birthing room”. Mr. Oliver was a popular home builder in Plains at that time. This history was shared by Craig Walters, referencing Beth Murray Walters’s (his grandmother) The History of Plains.

Plains Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Jimmy Carter Teaching Sunday School, Plains

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Former President Jimmy Carter, who retains strong ties to his small hometown of Plains, teaches Sunday School several months during the year at Maranatha Baptist Church. The public is welcome to attend and people visit from all over the world. President Carter was very gracious and taught a wonderful lesson about powerful women of the Bible. It was an honor to be able to attend and to photograph the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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In addition to his many talents, President Carter is also an accomplished woodworker. The cross seen below was made by Mr. Carter.

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Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter posing for photos after church.

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Jimmy Carter Peanut, 1976, Plains

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The most-photographed roadside symbol in Plains, this peanut was made for a rally in Evanston, Indiana in 1976 by James Kiely, Doyle Kifer, and Loretta Townsend.  After spending years beside the depot, it was later moved to the Davis E-Z Mart on Highway 45.

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Williams Cotton Warehouse, Plains

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Plains Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Carter’s Warehouse Storefont, Plains

 

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Plains Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Plains Pharmacy

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Plains Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Coca-Cola Mural, Plains

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Plains Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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