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Quality Signs, Jesup

As part of a renovation project on commercial storefronts in downtown Jesup, this sign painter’s storefront has been exposed. The typography would suggest the business likely dated to the 1950s or maybe the 1960s, but not the building itself. It’s likely much older. I just like the old sign and the design era it represents.

 

 

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Single-Pen House, Jesup

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Enclosed Dogtrot Farmhouse, Wayne County

The original front door appears to have originally been a much wider opening, suggesting the house was built as a dogtrot.

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Plantation Plain Farmhouse, Wayne County

A historic preservationist has suggested to me that he believes this to be one of the oldest surviving houses in lower Southeast Georgia, perhaps dating to the 1830s. Definitely antebellum and likely built within the first three decades of settlement in Wayne County, it features a recessed chimney and original log attached kitchen.

 

 

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Godfrey Odum House, 1903, Odum

This is an unusual vernacular interpretation of the Craftsman style, with Folk Victorian porch posts.

Linda Odum Reynolds writes: I thought it might be of some interest to readers to know that the house labeled “Eclectic Vernacular House, Odum”, was built by my great grandfather Godfrey Odum in 1903. My family and I have had the privilege and joy of being the owners and caretakers of this Grand Old Lady for more than 20 years. Mr. Beecher and Mrs. Maggie Overstreet and daughter Shelma called the Old Lady home for more than 40 years before she was handed down to our care. The Overstreet family left evidence of their tender, loving care in every inch of Her.

I’m thrilled to see these old places given recognition. Each one of them hold the memories of the lives of those who have called them home. For me, it is a sacred and blessed opportunity to preserve them and the history they hold whenever possible. And I am deeply grateful to those of you who keep this website online and I so appreciate the hard work you dear “keepers of the memories” do for us.

 

 

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Tillman Anderson Garage, Wayne County

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Red Hill Baptist Church, Wayne County

Though a new church has been built adjacent to this one, the old Red Hill Baptist Church is still standing. It’s a large rural church with an historic cemetery on the property, as well.

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Double-Pen Tenant House, Wayne County

Thanks to Richard Herrin for bringing this tenant house near Madray Springs to my attention.

Though highly endangered, it’s a great survivor of the tenant farming era.

The rear features a shed room which runs the width of the house, typical of such structures.

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Finnish Community Hall, 1920s, McKinnon

This was one of the first public buildings constructed in Finn Town (as McKinnon was popularly known) after it was settled in 1921. It was registered as a church to avoid taxation but was never used as a church. Instead, it was a gathering place for the Finnish community. For a fascinating bit of Georgia history, with great vintage photographs, visit Ernest Larson’s website.

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Gable Front House, McKinnon

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