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Seasonal Peach Workers’ Housing, 1910s, Lee Pope

A sign identifies this amazing survivor as the Lee Pope Hotel, though it was actually housing for Pearson Farms’ seasonal peach workers.

All the structures of the Lee Pope Fruit Farm should be included in the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of a 20th century Georgia peach farm.

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Lee Pope House, Circa 1910

According to the Pearson Farm website, the Lee Pope House came with the farm when the property was purchased by John and Rosa Lee Pearson. They raised their family here.

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Commissary, 1910s, Lee Pope

Around 1910, the Pearson family purchased the tremendous Lee Pope Fruit Farm and its peach packing operation here. It included numerous tenant houses, this commissary, a “hotel” which housed seasonal workers (really a dormitory), a packing house (now gone), and numerous barns and sheds. At one time, the Pearson peaches were branded “Big 6”. The family’s long-term preservation of this property provides an important historic lesson of the importance of the peach industry in this section of Middle Georgia and she be commended.

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Tenant Farmhouse, Crawford County

This was likely part of the Pearson peach farming operation located in Crawford and Peach counties.

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General Store, 1934, Powersville

This old general store has been restored and is well-maintained.

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Powersville United Methodist Church, 1919, Peach County

This congregation traces its origins to Allen Chapel Congregational Church, a mission of the Congregational Church of New England, sometime around 1846. The present church was constructed in 1919. In 1920, the trustees decided to affiliate with the Methodists and the church was officially renamed Powersville Methodist in 1922.

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Bassett House, 1910, Powersville

This landmark Neoclassical Revival home is the finest in Powersville and has recently been restored for use as an event venue, known as Rosa Laevigata.

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Plantation House, Circa 1850, Henderson

This transitional antebellum house is among the oldest standing in Houston County.

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Knight Vault & Monument Service, Henderson

 

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