Eddy Neighborhood, Milledgeville

Folk Victorian Cottage, 1908

Though it wasn’t the only African-American neighborhood in Milledgeville at the turn of the last century, the Eddy community was among the most prominent. Anchored by Flagg Chapel and the Eddy School, it was a center of spiritual, cultural, and educational advancement for African-Americans in a time of segregation.

Folk Victorian Cottage, Date Unknown

The architecture of the neighborhood is vernacular, with Folk Victorian being the most notable form.

Folk Victorian Cottage, Date Unknown
Central Hallway Cottage, Date Unknown

Milledgeville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Author: Brian Brown

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

3 thoughts on “Eddy Neighborhood, Milledgeville”

  1. Would be so nice if there were tours of these homes. Opportunity for owners to make money and tour guide. Anything like that going on?

    Thanks! Judy

    On Tue, Nov 2, 2021, 8:06 AM Vanishing Georgia: Photographs by Brian Brown wrote:

    > Brian Brown posted: ” Folk Victorian Cottage, 1908 Though it wasn’t the > only African-American neighborhood in Milledgeville at the turn of the last > century, the Eddy community was among the most prominent. Anchored by Flagg > Chapel and the Eddy School, it was a center of sp” >

    1. Except for the Sallie Ellis Davis House, all are now private residences. It’s a very small neighborhood, but I think it’s good that Milledgeville designated it an important historical area.

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