Category Archives: White Plains GA

Coleman House, Circa 1876, White Plains

This eye-catching Victorian “farmhouse” is one of my favorites in an area full of beautiful homes and farms. Anna O’Neal, to whom I’m grateful for this identification (and many others over the years), notes that that the owners are stewards not just of this house but of historic White Plains as a whole.

Pierce Chapel A.M.E. Church, White Plains

This historic congregation is located in White Plains.

White Plains Baptist Church, 1887

White Plains Baptist Church Greene County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Organized in 1806, White Plains Baptist Church has a history that predates the community by 28 years. The present structure is the fourth on this site. Like the progressive congregation of White Plains Methodist Church, White Plains Baptist allowed African-American members to worship here from 1812-1869, a dynamic rarely seen in Georgia during this time.

White Plains United Methodist Church, 1871, Greene County

White Plains Methodist Church Greene County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This historic congregation dates to around 1817. It isn’t known when the first church building was constructed. Like White Plains Baptist, the Methodist church was very progressive in allowing African-Americans to attend after the Civil War, albeit with segregated services. The congregation is inactive today, but the owners of the church have plans to restore it. Here are three archival images from the Library of Congress, made by Jack Delano in October 1941.

Mr Woodruff Preacher in the Methodist Church White Plains GA 1941 Jack Delano Library of Congress

Reverend Woodruff, October 1941

Services at White Plains Methodist Church Jack Delano 1941 Library of Congress

Services, October 1941

White Plains Methodist Church Greene County GA 1941 Jack Delano Library of Congress

After Services, October 1941

Plains Logging Company, White Plains

White Plains GA Greene County Plains Logging Company Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This is the sole surviving early commercial structure in White Plains. I believe it was originally a general store.

Colonial Revival House, White Plains

White Plains GA Greene County Large White House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This hip-roof Colonial Revival doesn’t retain many of its original design elements but still has a strong presence and restoration potential.