Tag Archives: South Georgia Folk Victorian Architecture

Folk Victorian House, 1920, Statesboro

This house is a good example of the eclectic nature of early 20th century architecture. At its core it’s a Georgian cottage with “Queen Anne” elements but its overall appearance, to me at least, is Folk Victorian. The date comes from a real estate archive and may be inaccurate.

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Filed under --BULLOCH COUNTY GA--, Statesboro GA

Folk Victorian House, Surrency

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Filed under --APPLING COUNTY GA--, Surrency GA

Folk Victorian House, Lumpkin

Uptown Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --STEWART COUNTY GA--, Lumpkin GA

Dismuke Storehouse, 1899, Americus

Built as a grocery store in 1899 by Joseph H. Dismuke, this structure also served his family as a residence. Dismuke was the nephew of Elbert Head, a well-to-do black farmer and philanthropist, from whom he initially acquired the property. It was sold to Janice Coleman in 1919 and briefly owned by W. C. Flatt before being purchased in 1922 by John Minyard, who added a cafe. The cafe was so popular, especially on weekends and special occasions when it sold alcohol, that the neighborhood came to be known as”Minyard’s Bottom”. The Minyards got out of the business by the 1950s and Earnest Wilson, then his son Clyde, ran a barbershop here until Clyde’s illness in 1978.

These memories come from Karl Wilson’s (Clyde’s son) “History of the Storehouse”, written in 1985.

[The storehouse was originally located about 20 feet closer to the corner of the lot but was moved during infrastructural modifications in the neighborhood in 1987].

National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --SUMTER COUNTY GA--, Americus GA

Folk Victorian House, Fitzgerald

This is another of Fitzgerald’s T-Plan houses. The style was common in Midwestern states where many of the town’s earliest residents migrated from and varying examples can be found throughout the city.

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

Folk Victorian House, Jeffersonville

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Filed under --TWIGGS COUNTY GA--, Jeffersonville GA

Folk Victorian House, Waynesboro

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --BURKE COUNTY GA--, Waynesboro GA