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Women’s Clubhouse, 1927, Fort Gaines

This clubhouse, with a rear portico overlooking the Chattahoochee River, was shared the Woman’s Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

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The Scout House, 1928, Fort Gaines

Under the leadership of Methodist minister Emmett Emerson Gardner, the local Boy Scout troop cut, notched, and scraped the logs and erected this cabin for use as their lodge.

Originally consisting of two rooms, the cabin was later remodeled for use as the first library in Fort Gaines.

It’s located adjacent to the Toll House.

 

 

 

 

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Toll House, 1820s, Fort Gaines

It’s suggested that John Dill was the first owner of this structure, around 1820, and that it may have been a temporary meeting house for an early group of Methodists.

Later in that decade, John Sutlive purchased it for use as a toll house and traveler’s rest. With the busy bridge to Alabama situated just below the bluff, it would have been a very profitable enterprise for Sutlive.

The toll house has been moved slightly south of its original location, but the view of the Chattahoochee from the high bluff would have been about the same two hundred years ago,

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J. E. Paulin House, 1900, Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Sutlive House, 1820, Fort Gaines

This is one of the oldest houses in Fort Gaines and aside from being enlarged and stylistic elements added, retains much of its original appearance.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Gainer-Sutlive-Tatum House, Circa 1820, Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Gothic Revival House, Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Greek Revival House, Fort Gaines

This house likely dates to the antebellum era. I’ll update when I know more.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Eclectic Victorian House, Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Queen Anne House, Fort Gaines

This house has been deteriorating rapidly since I first began photographing in Clay County ten years ago. The shake roof still survives under later shingles.

On 2 December 2019, Rodney Hiers wrote: This house was just recently torn down…saw it over the holidays.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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