Category Archives: Mystic GA

Abandoned House & Plymouth Valiant, Mystic

mystic ga abandoned vernacular house plymouth valiant photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Negro Industrial School, Mystic

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Noting the deplorable physical condition of African-American schools in the late 1940s and early 1950s, many school boards throughout the South began building facilities such as this one. This was done in anticipation of or in response to Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka but ultimately only delayed desegregation.

Uncle Billy Royal Monument, Mystic

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The inscription reads: William Jackson Royal “Uncle Billy” Apr. 16, 1850 – May 24, 1931 – Founder and First President of the Royal Singing Convention – Stalwart in heart, mind and body, gentle, kind, and considerate: his lilting gospel songs thrilled and admonished, lifted and inspired. He loved as he was beloved by the thousands who joined with him here and throughout his native section to sing joyously hymns of praise and petition. Leader, gentleman, and nobleman of God, his spirit and influence will live throughout the ages.

Mystic Baptist Church, Irwin County

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Mystic Baptist is best-known for its association with the Royal Singing Convention; it’s the oldest congregation in Mystic, to my knowledge.

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Mystic, Georgia

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Henry Harding Tift named this sawmill town in honor of his hometown, Mystic, Connecticut.

 

 

Cliff Fletcher House, Mystic

Thanks to Anthony Clements for the identification.

Parrish Store & VW Bug, Mystic

ashley parrish store abandoned vw bug mystic ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2008

 

Mystic, Georgia

This is one of the earliest photographs I made when beginning the process of documenting the small towns and architecture of South Georgia.