Tag Archives: South Georgia Victorian Architecture

K. W. Horne House, Norman Park

This wonderful landmark is located just at the edge of town. It’s a Queen Anne with unusually high-pitched ornamental cross gables. Thanks to Jeffrey Horne for the identification; he notes it’s sometimes referred to as “the Big House”. Becki Horton also notes that the Rogers family lived here after the Hornes.

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C. W. Fulwood House, Tifton

This was the home of Columbus Wesley Fulwood, for whom Tifton’s large public park is named. Self-taught in the practice of law, Fulwood opened the first  firm in Tifton and served several terms as mayor. It is presently an apartment house.

Tifton Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Victorian Eclectic House, Tifton

Tifton Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Victorian House, Tifton

Tifton Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Victorian Cottage, Tifton

Tifton Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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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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