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Landsburg United Methodist Church, 1902, Wheeler County

In 1884, a small Methodist congregation began meeting near Landsburg in a log structure. They relocated to to this location sometime thereafter and built the present church which is still in use today.

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Commissary, Glenwood

Glenwood GA Unidentified Vernacular Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I’m told this was a commissary but I don’t have any further information. I was unable to photograph the other side, as it’s in someone’s yard. It’s an important survivor.

 

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W. R. Browning’s Store, Glenwood

Glenwood GA Brownings Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

The W. R. Browning property is a great example of a rural general store, and it’s relatively intact compared to most I’ve encountered in my travels. It even retains an outdoor shelter.

W R Browning General Store Glenwood GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

The window signage is particularly nice, especially this one, indicating that W. R. Browning was not only a shopkeeper but a lumberman, as well. I’m not a good genealogist, but I think some of the descendants of my great-great grandfather, George Franklin Browning, still live in this area. I hope to learn more about that.

W R Browning General Store We Buy Logs Window Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016The Stanback window decals are fading away, but they likely date to the 1930s or 1940s. Their survival is extraordinary.

Stanback Headache Powders Neuralgia Window Decal Brownings Store Glenwood GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Stanback was advertised as a cure “for Headache & Neuralgia”. For those who don’t know, it’s a caffeine-based headache therapy similar to Goody’s & BC powders.

Stanback Window Sign Brownings Store Glenwood GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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Historic Storefronts, Glenwood

Historic Glenwood GA Early 20th Century Commercial Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Third Avenue is the main street of historic Glenwood. It’s essentially two streets, running along either side of the the railroad tracks. The commercial area is located on Northeast Third Avenue while Southeast Third Avenue is predominately residential. The two buildings at left in the photo above are both empty shells inside and will be lost if not stabilized. The exteriors are in relatively good shape, though. The structures seen below appear to be in better condition.

Historic Glenwood GA Commercial Storefronts Wheeler County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

 

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Police Precinct, Glenwood

Glenwood GA Wheeler County Police Precinct House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I’m calling this a police precinct because I’ve seen several like it around Georgia, but it appears the police station is now located in the city hall. Still, this is one of the better maintained examples I’ve seen. The Uvalda Police Department, just down the road, utilizes a similar structure (I believe it’s still in use).

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Red & White Grocery, Glenwood

Red & White Grocery Store Glenwood GA Wheeler County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I first photographed this store nearly six years ago. It looks to be the busiest place in Glenwood and hasn’t changed a bit.

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Historic Farmstead, Wheeler County

Wheeler County GA Vernacular Farmhouse with Tree Columns Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

This may be two houses joined together but more interestingly, the posts on the porch are made from trees. I wasn’t able to get a more detailed photograph. There are several great outbuildings on this property, including the barn seen below.

Log Barn Wheeler County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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