The community of Pope Hill was the area around which present-day Wrens was established, around the time of the American Revolution. It’s sometimes referred to as Pope’s Crossroads.
Though I haven’t been able to locate much information about the Popes, I assume they were the first settlers of the area. I’ve also yet to establish a coonnection to this house, but I’ve learned that it was built sometime around 1830. Double chimneys flank both ends of the house. I’ll update as I learn more.
A curious stone marker, placed by Carrie in memory of A. J. & Nancy Williams, stands in the front yard.
McRae was designated the Telfair County seat in 1871 (replacing Jacksonville) and a courthouse was constructed in 1873. A more modern structure was completed in 1904 and served until burning in the early 1930s.
The present structure was built in 1934, incorporating some of the brick walls from the 1904 structure. It was designed by the Macon firm of Dennis & Dennis.
National Register of Historic Places
This large Craftsman farmhouse and row of barns on Peach Road were obviously the center of a busy farm at one time. I made these photographs in 2001 and the structures were all gone by 2010-12.
This was the home of one of Adrian’s most prominent early businessmen, T. A. Cheatham. The vintage postcard (below) was published by the City Drug Store circa 1910.
Though the layout is Georgian Cottage, this house has Victorian elements, as well. Whatever the form, it’s one of my favorite houses in Adrian.
This Sears-Roebuck kit house, a perfect Craftsman bungalow, was the longtime home of Fitzgerald dentist Dr. George Kirkley.
South Main Street-South Lee Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
Featuring elaborate fretwork on the front porches, this Plantation Plain takes on an unusually Victorian appearance.