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Helena’s Hotel Willard Will Soon Be Demolished

I recently updated my original post about the Hotel Willard, noting that it appeared work was being done on the property. When I shared this on social media, it was confirmed that it’s being prepared for demolition. I’m not using this space to criticize the decision but rather to share some last photographs of this landmark.

It amazes me that communities can’t see the value in such properties, but owners are often reluctant to pour money into them and as a result they deteriorate over time to the point that repair is not feasible. We say we love our heritage but we have a really bad track record of saving it.

I understand that many of the architectural features of the hotel are being salvaged. I hope this cast iron door frame is among them.

Unfortunately, the most important features, such as the brickwork around the entrance and the fanlights will be lost forever.

 

 

 

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Telfair County Jail, 1902, McRae

Few historic jails of this age are still in use but Telfair County’s is an exception. It’s been renovated in recent years and additions have been made. This was a common style for jails in the early 20th century.

National Register of Historic Places

 

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Queen Anne Cottage, Waycross

This is now used as an office.

Waycross Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Beaton House, 1890, Waycross

Waycross Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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Queen Anne House, Waycross

Waycross Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Summerall-Tillman House, Circa 1896, Waycross

This is one of the most photographed houses in Waycross.

Waycross Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Lemuel Johnson House, 1885, Waycross

When photographed for the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, the exterior of this house was in a state of decline. Luckily, it has been restored and well-maintained in the years since.

Waycross Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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