Tag Archives: South Georgia Vernacular Architecture
I’m not sure if this was a store or a community house but I understand that it has been recently restored. Other than a mid-century post office, now abandoned and replaced by a newer structure on Highway 80, this is the only public building I found in Dry Branch. A portion of Dry Branch is located in Bibb County, but I believe this is in Twiggs County.
These are among the last of the millworker’s houses in the Fitzgerald Cotton Mills that haven’t been covered with vinyl siding.
The utilitarian structures were provided to employees of the mill and many families remained in them after the mill closed.
This was the last in original condition; I photographed it in 2009 and it was razed by 2010.
The Fitzgerald Cotton Mills, seen on a vintage postcard, circa 1912.