Tag Archives: South Georgia Agriculture

Seasonal Peach Workers’ Housing, 1910s, Lee Pope

A sign identifies this amazing survivor as the Lee Pope Hotel, though it was actually housing for Pearson Farms’ seasonal peach workers.

All the structures of the Lee Pope Fruit Farm should be included in the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of a 20th century Georgia peach farm.

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Lee Pope House, Circa 1910

According to the Pearson Farm website, the Lee Pope House came with the farm when the property was purchased by John and Rosa Lee Pearson. They raised their family here.

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Commissary, 1910s, Lee Pope

Around 1910, the Pearson family purchased the tremendous Lee Pope Fruit Farm and its peach packing operation here. It included numerous tenant houses, this commissary, a “hotel” which housed seasonal workers (really a dormitory), a packing house (now gone), and numerous barns and sheds. At one time, the Pearson peaches were branded “Big 6”. The family’s long-term preservation of this property provides an important historic lesson of the importance of the peach industry in this section of Middle Georgia and she be commended.

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Tobacco Barn, Johnson County

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Warehouse, Oconee

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Hay & Stock Barn, Macon County

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Tobacco Barn, Bulloch County

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Tobacco Barn, Jeff Davis County

These old workhorses get harder to find every day.

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Rushing Barn, Circa 1912, Bulloch County

This hay and stock barn, owned by the John Rushing family, is a twin to the famous Coleman Barn (Big Barn) located about 35 miles away in Candler County. Charles Rushing notes that the Coleman and Rushing families were cousins, explaining the similarity of the two barns. The Coleman barn and this example are among the two nicest early-20th-century barns in South Georgia. They are landmarks in their own right.

Thanks to James Lanier for background and Kenneth Dixon for location information.

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Tobacco Barn, Bulloch County

This is located in the Sandy Creek community.

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