Villa Blanche, 1910, Fitzgerald

fitzgerald ga villa blanche bush bailey house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

As of 2016, the future of this house seems quite uncertain. Lydia Jay Mason writes: This was the home of Mrs. Pauline Bush in the 1940s and 1950s. . She had a daughter, Betty Bush, who graduated from FHS about that time and married DE Turk, an attorney from Abbeville. Blake Bailey adds: The Bailey family lived there from 1971 – 2002. The late Virgil and Betty Bailey raised their five children in this home.

South Main-South Lee Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

2 thoughts on “Villa Blanche, 1910, Fitzgerald

  1. Bebe McGowan

    Betty Bush Turk graduated from FHS about 1941. She was a good friend of my mother. Mrs. Bush must have died a short while before the Bailey’s bought the house. The house next door that was torn down, caught fire and was badly damaged about the end of last year. I’m pretty sure that is the reason for it being torn down. The Bush house seems to have been empty for a long time. I hope it is saved. It has been a landmark as long as I can remember.

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  2. Mrs. Blake Bailey

    This was my husband’s childhood home … Even though I only began visiting there in the mid 90s, I have many cherished memories! The Bailey family lived there from 1971 – 2002. The late Virgil and Betty Bailey raised their five children in this home.

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