Tag Archives: South Georgia Pool Halls

Dub’s Place, Baker County

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This is a pool hall and disco (juke joint), in the middle of the pinelands of Baker County.

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Corner Pocket, Harrison

Harrison GA Washington County Corner Pocket Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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Rebel Yell Gameroom, Pearson

Pearson GA Atkinson County Downtown Storefronts Rebel Yell Gameroom Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Shea Browning identifies the buildings here as (L-R): Georgia Power, Tri-County Gas, Larry Welch Attorney at Law, and Haskins Hardware, though some are now vacant or have different tenants.

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Ideal, Georgia

Ideal GA Macon County Downtown Buildings Pool Room City Hall Post Office Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Cordele Recreation Parlor, 1939

Cordele Recreation Parlor Billiards Neon Sign Game Room Americana Landmark GA Crisp County Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

See more comments and a night view, here.

Cordele Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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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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Moore Trading Company & Billiard Hall, Register

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Though not evident in these photographs, Register is actually showing signs of revival, especially in the well-repaired and maintained historic houses that make up the small core of the town. Almost two years ago, a man out riding around with his young son told me about the history of the town and suggested that he had moved here with his family to get away from the sprawl of Statesboro. He maintained that it’s a close-knit community.

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As of 2018, these structures have been demolished.

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Cordele Recreation Parlor, 1939

cordele recreation parlor pool hall photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

The “Pool Room” opened in 1939, and features marble floors. It is a landmark not only in Cordele, but a treasure for all of Georgia. Thanks to Melvin Wright for pointing out that there was no image of the “pool room” on Vanishing South Georgia. I can’t believe I forgot to post it, but here it is.

A fire on 6 January 2018 did extensive damage to the interior of the pool room but the owners have stated they will be repairing and reopening in about six months.

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The Poorfolks Place, Buena Vista

buena vista ga the poor folks place photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Once a pool hall, this closed around 2008.

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Ideal Game Room

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This has been a game room as long as I’ve been photographing around Ideal, but it was likely a general store or bank in its early days.

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