Tag Archives: South Georgia Landmarks

Historic Farmstead, Washington County

I turned around at this house and couldn’t resist photographing this log barn, likely a pack or seed house. I first thought corn crib, but I’m inclined to think otherwise.

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Warehouse, Oconee

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Georgian Cottage, Oconee

This house was likely built in the 1870s or 1880s, when this form of Georgian Cottage was most popular.

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Folk Victorian House, Clyo

This gabled-ell house may have earlier origins than the Folk Victorian/Queen Anne ornamentation would suggest, but I’ve not been able to locate any information at this time.

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Georgian Cottage, Clyo

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Central Hallway House, Clyo

This house is a nice example of a very common vernacular form, seen less and less today.

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Mizpah United Methodist Church, 1859, Effingham County

From the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church: In the late 1850s, Dr. Ayer from Rome came to the community to visit his daughter, Mrs. Anderson P. Longstreet, who lived in the community. There was no Methodist church in the area at this time and so Dr. Ayer contributed financially to funding a church. Lewis Grovenstein, Benjamin C. Porter, and A. P. Longstreet was selected to organize the new sanctuary and four acres were selected from property owned by George W. Best. The new structure was a frame building measuring thirty-five feet by fifty feet by thirteen feet and was completed in December 1859. On March 18, 1860, the church was organized with twenty females and twenty males on the roll. This church was served by two pastors, Rev. B. F. Breedlove and Rev. L. L. Strange. The first quarterly conference was held in September 1866, under the pastorate of Rev. N. D. Morehouse. In 1885, money was collected to “remodel, repair and paint” the church and, in 1886, the roof was extended in the front and pews were built…In August 1945, electricity was installed at Mizpah… Also in the 1940s, the inside of the sanctuary was remodeled so that the separate entrances and seating for men and women were changed to one double door and one center aisle. In 1953, the wood burning stove was replaced with a gas heater…

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