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Folk Victorian House, 1905, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Bentley House, Circa 1860, Quitman

Owner Tim Reisenwitz writes: Thank you for posting The Bentley House (c. 1860). I am currently restoring this antebellum and had an architectural historian visit and confirm the time of construction and also that the architect was most likely John Wind (1819-1863). John Wind was most famous for spectacular plantation homes but also designed town cottages such as this one, particularly with the U-shaped configuration. He also designed many area public buildings. 

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Colonial Revival House, 1904, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Folk Victorian House, Circa 1900, Quitman

One of the most interesting features of this house is the ornamental porch frieze.

 

 

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Bungalow, Circa 1900, Quitman

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West End Cemetery, Quitman

Quitman’s first cemetery, West End was established in 1859. It has the inviting park-like atmosphere typical of Victorian cemeteries and is a nice place to walk around. When I was here, the camellias were in full bloom, providing nice contrast to the Spanish moss hanging from old oaks.

Seventeen unknown Confederate soldiers are buried near the rear of the cemetery.

The grafted camellias are a highlight when they’re in bloom.

 

 

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Colonial Revival House, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Eclectic Craftsman Bungalow, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Historic Storefronts, Quitman

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A fire destroyed much of the commercial district of Quitman in 1897. The building on the right dates to 1898, indicating it was among many businesses rising from the devastation the following year.

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Brooks County Courthouse, 1864, Quitman

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Though the Brooks County Courthouse is generally noted as having been built in 1859, that date is misleading. Construction began that year, but due to the Civil War and the death of contractor Charles H. Remington in 1862, the courthouse was not completed until 1864. It was extensively remodeled in 1892 by the firm of Bruce & Morgan, in the Italian Renaissance Revival style.

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