This is an interesting vernacular form, which would normally be labeled a gabled-ell; in this example the main section, on the left, is a shotgun house, with another shotgun extension to the right.
Category Archives: Glenwood GA
Gable Front House, Glenwood
The house needs to be moved and the owner is trying to avoid razing it.
Glenwood High School, 1920, 1933 & 1950, Wheeler County
The original building is a one-story Spanish Mission Revival structure [not pictured due to inability to access] built in 1920; the two-story annex (above) was added, in sections between 1930-1933 and 1948-1950. Gary McDaniel writes: The front 1/3 of the two story annex was added sometimes after WW II, about 1948-50. My Dad, Willard McDaniel, was a carpenter on the add-on. In recent years, it has served as the campus for the Transitional Alternative Prep School.
In addition to an annex behind the original schoolhouse, the campus of the old Glenwood High School has a slightly more modern auditorium built in 1951.
National Register of Historic Places
Amy Adams confirms that this was a commissary. She notes: There was a store and a blacksmith shop in this building and there also is a small room with a fireplace that was used for a living quarters.
W. R. Browning’s Store, Glenwood
The W. R. Browning property is a great example of a rural general store, and it’s relatively intact compared to most I’ve encountered in my travels. It even retains an outdoor shelter.
The window signage is particularly nice, especially this one, indicating that W. R. Browning was not only a shopkeeper but a lumberman, as well. I’m not a good genealogist, but I think some of the descendants of my great-great grandfather, George Franklin Browning, still live in this area. I hope to learn more about that.
The Stanback window decals are fading away, but they likely date to the 1930s or 1940s. Their survival is extraordinary. Stanback was advertised as a cure “for Headache & Neuralgia”. For those who don’t know, it’s a caffeine-based headache therapy similar to Goody’s & BC powders.
Historic Storefronts, Glenwood
Third Avenue is the main street of historic Glenwood. It’s essentially two streets, running along either side of the the railroad tracks. The commercial area is located on Northeast Third Avenue while Southeast Third Avenue is predominately residential. The two buildings at left in the photo above are both empty shells inside and will be lost if not stabilized. The exteriors are in relatively good shape, though. The structures seen below appear to be in better condition.
Valorie Phillips writes: Going from right to left in the bottom picture (my time as a child in the late 70’s through 80’s) the buildings were Rita Sue Chambers (McRae at the time) beauty shop, second was my daddy’s, Fred Clark, grocery store, Jimmy Sammon’s drug store, Mr. Tipton’s store, the restaurant was owned by different people at different times, the next building was a game room for a little while. The empty lot on the end was a department store until it burned down.Going from right to left in the bottom picture (my time as a child in the late 70’s through 80’s) the buildings were Rita Sue Chambers (McRae at the time) beauty shop, second was my daddy’s, Fred Clark, grocery store, Jimmy Sammon’s drug store, Mr. Tipton’s store, the restaurant was owned by different people at different times, the next building was a game room for a little while. The empty lot on the end was a department store until it burned down.
Police Precinct, Glenwood
I’m calling this a police precinct because I’ve seen several like it around Georgia, but it appears the police station is now located in the city hall. Still, this is one of the better maintained examples I’ve seen. The Uvalda Police Department, just down the road, utilizes a similar structure (I believe it’s still in use).
Red & White Grocery, Glenwood
I first photographed this store nearly six years ago. It looks to be the busiest place in Glenwood and hasn’t changed a bit. Rodney Porter writes: I remember when it was Atchisons – in the mid 70’s.