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General Store, Circa 1910, Howard

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Post Office, Howard

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Central Hallway House, Circa 1890, Howard

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Central Hallway House, Taylor County

The hand-sawed porch posts elevate this simple form to an important example of local craftsmanship. I hope to learn more about its history.

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Patsiliga Creek, Taylor County

Patsiliga Creek was of early importance to Taylor and Talbot County, supporting at least two mills (Fickling and Fielders) and the communities that depended upon them. This is the view from the bridge at Fickling Mill.

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Fickling Mill, Taylor County

I’ve not been able to locate much information about Fickling Mill, but it’s definitely one of the best-loved landmarks in the area. The tin building (pictured above) was not part of the original mill, which had its origins in the 19th century. A two-story wooden structure was originally located to the right of the spillway on Patsiliga Creek but either burned or was torn down at some point in the history of the site.

It’s my understanding that the mill was established by Major William Hampton Fickling (1834-1907), Company C 59th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Major Fickling was a Justice of the Peace and served Taylor County in the general assembly.

 

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Crowell School, 1930s, Taylor County

The newer of the two schools still standing in Crowell, this is now used as the community center. It was built by the WPA in the early 1930s.

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Willis Academy, Crowell

Thanks to Jamie Whitley for an identification of this structure in our Vanishing Georgia Facebook group. Jamie shared a photograph of the school made in the late 1800s, so I presume it dates to that time. It seems beyond repair at this point.

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Vernacular House, Butler

butler ga vernacular house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This house would be a great restoration project for someone.

butler ga front gable vernacular house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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Bill’s Beauty Supply & Food, Butler

bills beauty supply and food butler ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This was an interesting combination.

bills beauty and food butler ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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