Baxter House, Edison

James Baxter writes: This was the first house my parents, Robert and Alma Baxter, lived in when they moved to Edison. I have many memories of this place. I have a huge scar on my left knee incurred when I fell off of the porch as a toddler and a small pipe upright in the ground went through my knee. My mom, Alma Garrett Baxter, was from Arlington and my dad took a teaching job in Edison. He eventually became the principle of the high school and the superintendent of Calhoun County schools.

Update: As of July 2020, this landmark Queen Anne cottage is being torn down.

Author: Brian Brown

Brian Brown is a documentary photographer, author, and historian who lives in Coastal Georgia.

10 thoughts on “Baxter House, Edison”

    1. That was also my grandmothers house from 1963 ( not 100% sure about date) until she passed away. I thought the Lowes lives there before my grandma. Huh. It’s a very nice house though. I only wish it could be restored to its original condition. 😊

  1. On an interesting note, this was the first house my parents, Robert and Alma Baxter, lived in when they moved to Edison. I (James Baxter) have many memories of this place. I have a huge scar on my left knee incurred when I fell off of the porch as a toddler and a small pipe upright in the ground went through my knee. My mom, Alma Garrett Baxter, was from Arlington and my dad took a teaching job in Edison. He eventual became the principle of the high school and the superintendent of Calhoun County schools. Many thanks for all your images of south Georgia from a fellow photographer!

    1. I remember the house well, along with your parents and your sister, “Colley” (sp?). Your cousin, Shannon Cook and I were both born in Dr Jimmy Martin’s clinic in Edison…Shannon on August 28 or 29, and me on Sept 1 of 1950. Just became aware of this site- and it sure brings back a lot of memories. If memory serves, “Miss” Alma and “Miss” Edna Cook were sisters. Hope you are well.

  2. I just saw this photo and was surprised. I love that you took the picture! The house is still there. It’s my grandmother’s house. 🙂

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