All of the Crawfordite meeting houses have a similar style, most notable in their primitive board-and-batten architecture, but each has distinct elements. Enon is a very “long” church, when taking its layout into consideration. It overlooks a beautiful piece of farmland and has expansive views of the surrounding area. It is still an active congregation. Thanks to member Brittany Mixon Ragan for sharing.
Though this congregation no longer holds regular services, their meeting house and cemetery are well-maintained.
I still hope that these important resources will one day be collectively added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The interiors of these wonderful structures are just as “plain” as their exteriors.
Though I’ve photographed nearly a dozen of these meeting houses, it always impresses me to see that the emphasis isn’t on decoration but on creating a place where the service is the primary focus.
The First Presbyterian Church was organized in Blackshear in 1872 and and this historic chapel was built two years later, in 1874. Though the congregation has grown over its nearly 150-year history, making expansions as needed, the main historic structure has remained. It was completely restored in 2018. It is similar in style to the nearby First Presbyterian Church in Brunswick.
This historic Victorian house is now an event venue, known as Oak Lane.
This is a well-preserved example of this eclectic Victorian form, which is unusual for a small town.
This is another fine example of the Colonial Revival style in Blackshear.
I immediately though of Mt. Vernon when I saw this house. It’s an amazing example of the Colonial Revival style.
I don’t know what I like better, the circa 1900 farmhouse or the oak tree. Together they make for a perfect scene of rural South Georgia.