Tag Archives: South Georgia Commercial Architecture

Batton’s Store, Ben Hill County


This landmark stood for much of the 20th century at the fork of Sibbie Road and Georgia Highway 215, near the Wilcox County line. I made this photograph in 2003. The store has since been relocated to the Batton homeplace nearby.

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Historic Storefronts, Adrian

Main Street

Nora Boulevard

Poplar Street

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T. A. Cheatham Building, Adrian

Seen here in detail (above) and in full (below right), the Cheatham Building is one of the nicest remaining commercial structures in Adrian. I hope it is preserved.

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Ice House, Adrian

 

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Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot, 1917, Blackshear

Built to replace the Savannah, Florida & Western depot which burned in 1917, this structure was used by the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Coast Line for passenger and freight service and handled freight as late as the 1970s. It now houses the Pierce County Heritage Museum.

National Register of Historic Places

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Pierce County Jail, 1894, Blackshear

This served as the county jail until 1926, when another facility was constructed near the courthouse. This facility served as the city jail until 1976, as well as police headquarters. It has been empty for many years and will hopefully be restored in the near future.

National Register of Historic Places

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C. W. Tyre Company, Waresboro

Originally located down the street near the railroad tracks in Waresboro, this is now on the property of Joe Spence. It was an early general store/mercantile.

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