St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, Circa 1874, Brunswick

This tabby revival structure is one of the most historic on the Georgia coast. In his thesis Tabby: The Enduring Building Material of Coastal Georgia (Athens, 2011), preservationist Taylor Davis notes it is “one of the best examples of a historic tabby structure that is still being used as originally intended by the designers“. Whereas most people expect the rough look of present-day tabby, it was the fashion to smooth out the shells by the application of lime.

No  specific date of construction is known, though the parish is 128 years old. Taylor Davis believes, however, that construction began on the site in 1874.

Read an excellent historical survey of Georgia tabby by Taylor Davis, here.

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


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