Category Archives: Arlington GA

Commercial Ruins, Arlington

The store on the left was once known as Dillman’s, and I’m guessing it was a grocery or department store. I haven’t identified the store on the right, but it has a great facade. These structures date to the early 20th century.


Central Hallway Cottage, Arlington

Neoclassical Revival House, 1926, Arlington

This fine Neoclassical Revival mansion appears to be undergoing restoration.

Georgian Cottage, Arlington

This cross-gable Georgian Cottage is one of the finest homes in Arlington, and an exemplar of the form.

Arlington Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1908

Now the Arlington United Methodist Church, this congregation originated as the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. It was chartered around the time of Arlington’s founding, (1873). Designed in the Romanesque Revival style by T. Firth Lockwood, Sr., it is the oldest church in Arlington and remains a center of community life.

National Register of Historic Places

Ward’s Bonded Warehouse, Arlington

Richard C. Ward III writes: John A. Ward, his wife Ewing, and his sons Clarence Ward and Richard C Ward Sr. came to Arlington from Abbeville,, Alabama in 1910 and started Wards Bonded Warehouse. All three of R C Sr’s sons worked there growing up. My first job was at the warehouse at the age of twelve in 1964. I worked there until I graduated from high school. Uncle Bruce was my boss. It was a great time in my life and very hard work. I mostly worked in the peanut seed sheller that Bruce and R C Jr (my daddy) owned.

Abandoned House, Arlington

This is an interesting vernacular form, akin to the saltbox, but on a much smaller scale.

Update: As of 2018, I can’t locate this house. I believe it may have finally been torn down.

Arlington High School, 1925, Calhoun County

This historic school is in need of immediate stabilization but in reality will likely be lost. As you can see in the closeup below, the tile roof has already been replaced in one section and is collapsing further. The first school in the community was known as the Arlington Academy. Built in 1888, it was destroyed by a tornado on 22 March 1897. Its replacement was used until it was lost to fire in 1924. The Arlington High School was built in 1925 and used until consolidation in 1963. These buildings were used by lower grades until 1978, when they were finally abandoned.

The gymnasium (below) also survives, but is in poor condition, as well.

Update: Jessica McDaniel reports on Southwest Georgia in Photographs that the old school has been leveled, as of 2017.