Category Archives: McRae GA

The Lawn Ranger, McRae

I photographed this truck in 2010. It’s still one of my favorites and a good example of the ingenuity of our small-town businesses. It definitely got my attention.

Statue of Liberty Replica, 1986, McRae

This local version of the Statue of Liberty was built by the Lions Club of found and recycled materials in 1986, as a tribute to the national symbol during its centennial year. It is a well-known landmark to travelers through McRae, and though not a perfect replica, is a great example of hometown ingenuity. It’s the centerpiece of a small park honoring Telfair County’s fallen soldiers, which also features a replica of the Liberty Bell.

Queen Anne House, Circa 1890, McRae

This beautifully maintained Queen Anne has been in the same family since its construction.

Southern Railway Depot, McRae

This may have been built in the 1890s but I can’t find an exact date. It’s been used for storage in recent years, I believe, but appears to be in deteriorating condition. It would be a great restoration project for McRae.

Telfair County Courthouse, 1934, McRae

McRae was designated the Telfair County seat in 1871 (replacing Jacksonville) and a courthouse was constructed in 1873. A more modern structure was completed in 1904 and served until burning in the early 1930s.

The present structure was built in 1934, incorporating some of the brick walls from the 1904 structure. It was designed by the Macon firm of Dennis & Dennis.

National Register of Historic Places

 

Telfair County Jail, 1902, McRae

Few historic jails of this age are still in use but Telfair County’s is an exception. It’s been renovated in recent years and additions have been made. This was a common style for jails in the early 20th century.

National Register of Historic Places

 

Neoclassical Revival House, McRae

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Folk Art Mural, McRae

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I’ve driven past this a hundred times, and stopped for the first time only today. It occupies nearly an entire side of a small rectangular concrete block structure and heralds the work of folk artist Henry Lee Gorham.