Tag Archives: South Georgia Modern Architecture

Workmore School, Telfair County

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This school was probably built in the 1950s.

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Willow Hill Elementary School for Negroes, 1954, Bulloch County

Willow Hill Elementary School for Negroes Bulloch County GA Equalization School Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

A historic marker placed on 30 August 2014 reads: Willow Hill School was established in 1874 during Reconstruction as one of the first schools for African Americans in Bulloch County.  It was privately supported until being sold to the local Board of Education in 1920. In 1954 the county built a new “equalization” school as part of a statewide strategy to resist federally mandated integration.  These schools addressed blatant geographic and racial disparities in education with new, modern – but still segregated – facilities and improved curricula. Willow Hill was one of five such African-American schools in Bulloch County and consolidated several older rural schools: Bennett Grove, Scarboro Grove, Rehovia, Gays Grove, Free Chapel, and Johnson Grove.  The school closed in 1969 as part of the county’s desegregation plan, and the students and faculty sent elsewhere.  It reopened as an integrated intermediate school in 1971 with new faculty.

For a more detailed history, please visit this link.

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Post Office, Stapleton

Stapleton GA United States Post Office Modern Architecture Back Tile Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I believe this post office dates to the early 1960s. The black tile is a neat element.

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Fitzgerald Recreation Center

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A Fitzgerald landmark for decades, this old-fashioned pool hall serves the best hamburgers in town. And to locals, it’s simply “the Pool Hall”.

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Its pink Vitrolite facade is an interesting architectural feature, representative of Mid-Century design.

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Town Terrace Motel, Moultrie

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