Tag Archives: South Georgia Landmarks

Knight’s Tourist Home, Jesup

I’m not sure when this was built, perhaps the late 1930s or early 1940s, but I believe it was built solely for use as a boarding house/tourist home. It is presently being deconstructed. Jesup once had many such “tourist homes” but by the 1960s most were replaced by modern motels. The Broadhurst Studio postcard (pictured below) likely dates to circa 1945-1950. The card notes the availability of a locked garages and boasts that it is a block away from the noise of highway traffic.

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Filed under --WAYNE COUNTY GA--, Jesup GA

Sconyers House, Sycamore

This home was built by Sycamore Gin owner Grady Sconyers.

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Filed under --TURNER COUNTY GA--, Sycamore GA

Telephone Company Building, Sparks

This was originally built for the local telephone company and housed its offices and switchboard. It has also been home to the Masonic lodge and the Woodmen of the World. I believe it dates to the last decade of the 19th century.

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Filed under --COOK COUNTY GA--, Sparks GA

Bank of Sparks, 1909

I had a nice talk with the owner of this old bank, which was built by E. J. Fuler. He showed me around the interior, which is in a bit of a mess at the moment as he is presently restoring it. It still retains the fancy tilework and marble counters. He has added a section at the rear which will house an indoor shooting range. The building will not only retain its historic integrity but intrusive renovations made in the later days of its use as a bank will be removed.

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Filed under --COOK COUNTY GA--, Sparks GA

Colquitt Street, Sparks

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Historic Storefront, Sparks

Judging by the design on the top of the building, this was likely a larger structure at one time. The decorative eagle medallions are a wonderful architectural feature.

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Filed under --COOK COUNTY GA--, Sparks GA

Commercial Block, Sparks

This has been home to Southeastern Supply Company for many years.

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Filed under --COOK COUNTY GA--, Sparks GA