Tag Archives: South Georgia Architecture

Craftsman Farmhouse, Irwin County

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.



Filed under --IRWIN COUNTY GA--

T. A. Cheatham House, Adrian

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.


Filed under --JOHNSON COUNTY GA--, Adrian GA

Eclectic House, Adrian

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.

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Dr. George Kirkley House, Fitzgerald

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


Filed under --BEN HILL COUNTY GA--, Fitzgerald GA

Porter House, Circa 1900, Blackshear

Featuring elaborate fretwork on the front porches, this Plantation Plain takes on an unusually Victorian appearance.

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Filed under --PIERCE COUNTY GA--, Blackshear GA

Belvin House, 1875, Blackshear

This is said to have served as the Pierce County courthouse from 1875-1902, having been condemned and moved by the Donaldson family to this location in 1903. It is best known today as the Belvin House, for owner Robert Belvin. Other owners over the years included Charlie Davis and Gene Baker. The Blackshear Times references Pierce County historian Dean Broome in validating the courthouse identify. The GeorgiaInfo page on Pierce County states that the courthouse was torn down in 1902, but I’m deferring to the local sources on this for now.

I’m a bit curious as to why a marker outside the house calls it the Belvin Home, with no reference to it being the old courthouse. If that is indeed what it was, the name should be changed to reflect it. The most likely scenario is that the old courthouse, which was said to be in bad condition in 1902, actually was razed and some of the lumber was salvaged to build this house. If so, the date of the house should be 1903, not 1875. I hope to get some feedback from Pierce County.


Filed under --PIERCE COUNTY GA--, Blackshear GA

Holy Temple Church, Waycross

I’m not sure as to the early history of this church but it has been home to the Holy Temple Church of Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith for at least ten years. I first photographed it in 2007.

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Filed under --WARE COUNTY GA--, Waycross GA