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Pueblo Revival House, Nashville

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Pueblo Revival architecture was popular in the 1920s and 1930s.  There are at least three houses of this style in Nashville, including one right next door to this one.

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This house is well-maintained and a perfect exemplar of the style.

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Nashville United Methodist Church, 1900

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Nashville United Methodist Church is one of Berrien County’s most historic congregations. Founded in 1858, the church likely first met in members’ homes. There isn’t much information about the first church building, but in 1871, Benjamin Sorsby sold the congregation land for a church and parsonage for $13. The facility was located across the street from the present education building. In 1898, it was destroyed when a tree fell on it and construction on the present sanctuary began. It was completed in 1900.

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Western Auto, Nashville

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Berrien County Courthouse, 1898, Nashville

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Designed by the W. Chamberlain Company of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Berrien County Courthouse was built for $17,000. It replaced a two-story log structure of 1858 which was also located on this site. The old courthouse was moved across the street and used as a hotel for a time but it is no longer standing.

National Register of Historic Places

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Historic Storefronts, Nashville

historic downton nashville ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016East Marion Avenue

The historic commercial storefronts that surround the Berrien County courthouse are the heart of Nashville. They’ve been undergoing restorations in recent years.

nashville ga historic storefronts revitalization photograph brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016North Davis Street

Harvey’s Supermarket, Nashville’s most famous export, maintains a presence downtown with their support center. The old headquarters south of town is something else now.

nashville ga courthouse square historic storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016North Davis Street

Most of the structures are typical of early-20th-century commercial design.

nashville ga courthouse square mclamb co building photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016West Washington Avenue

The standout, however, is the McLamb & Company building (1907).

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Another notable storefront is the marble jewelry store.

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N. T. Peeples House, Circa 1904, Berrien County

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According to Clinton Bailey: (This was the) N.T Peeples house. It was inside the city of Nashville, next to where the Post Office is now located. It was built around 1904. A relative of the Peeples and local Attorney, William Waugh Turner, moved the house to his property on North 129 with the plans and hopes to restore it. Peeples once served as a mayor of Nashville.

 

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Alapaha Restaurant

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I think this has been home to several restaurants over the years.

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Toby’s Motel & Grill, Alapaha

Alapaha GA Tobys Motel Grill Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Built to lure travelers off busy US Highway 82 (likely in the 1940s), Toby Powell’s Motel & Grill is still relatively intact. The eclectic architecture of the office/restaurant at first appears to be a crumbling facade, but it was built that way! For a time after its original use was supplanted, it served as a grocery store and Virginia’s Beauty Lounge.

Alapaha GA Tobys Motel Grill Abandoned Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Below is a contemporary postcard view.

Tobys Motel Grill Alapaha GA Postcard 1950s Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Five Point Grocery-Market, Nashville

Nashville GA Historic Five Point Grocery Market Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is one Nashville’s best-loved landmarks, though it’s been years since it saw service as a grocery store.

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Hooded Pitcher Plants in Bloom, Berrien County

Hooded Pitcher Plant Sarracenia minor in Bloom Endangered Native Carnivourous Plant Bannockburn Community Berrien County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Often seen in ditches and bogs, the Hooded Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia minor) is one of the most interesting and unique plants in South Georgia.

 

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