Tag Archives: South Georgia Restorations

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

Queen Anne House, Americus

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Craftsman House, Jesup

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

Craftsman Bungalow, Jesup

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Victorian House, Fitzgerald

This T-Plan house features the most intricate Victorian detail of any in Fitzgerald. The owners have spent several years restoring it. I’ll update with more information soon.

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

McLendon-Walker House, Circa 1912, Fitzgerald

This was the longtime home of Mrs. Evelyn McLendon, a history teacher at Fitzgerald High School. Patricia and David Walker have meticulously restored it.

South Main Street-South Lee Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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

Simeon Bell House, Circa 1881, Waynesboro

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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