Category Archives: Naylor GA

Naylor School, Lowndes County

I would estimate that this structure, which likely served all grades, was built in the 1910s or 1920s.


Harris House, 1904, Naylor

This is a nice example of the evolution of vernacular architecture at the turn of the last century and illustrates the complications of choosing an architectural identification. Various surveyors might call it a cottage or a house, with such qualifiers as hip-roof, pyramidal, Georgian Cottage, Folk Victorian, and perhaps more. Thanks to Mercy Yates for bringing it to my attention.

Board-and-Batten House, 1924, Naylor

This house incorporates two common vernacular forms. The front gable layout is quite common, and the board-and-batten siding was an economical way to enhance an otherwise simple style.

Naylor United Methodist Church, Lowndes County

historic naylor united methodist church photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

This congregation was established in 1870. Services were first held in a log cabin which also served as a schoolhouse. Riley R. Fender, a Confederate veteran, was the first member. Private Fender was blinded during the war but served the congregation as Sunday School superintendent for 40 years. Around 1872, the first church building was constructed on land donated by Asa Rooks.  The present structure was built in the early 1900s.