Rentz House, Graham

This house has deteriorated rapidly since I first photographed it in 2009. The roof damage appears to be the most serious threat at the present time.

Fender House, Enigma

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Wesley Fender writes that this was the home of his grandmother, Dora Bernice Andrews Fender.

Childs House, 1912, Ideal

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Amanda Turner Pankey writes: My father was born and raised in Ideal and still lives there. He said it belonged to a Dr. Childs who was a physician in town. The house was painted white until probably sometime in the 90s when another family bought it and painted it the color you see in the picture. I’m from there as well and have always admired it. I grew up there in the 80s and 90s. According to my father, the family that lived there during that time was Mr. Millard Childs, his wife Vie, His brother Earl and their sister Elmer. They were the children of Dr. Childs. Millard was the depot agent for the railroad.

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As of 2020, this structure is no longer standing.

Moye-Goode-Lay House, 1860, Cuthbert

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Cuthbert Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Singer-Tarver House, 1897, Lumpkin

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Uptown Lumpkin Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Craftsman House, Fitzgerald

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Craftsman Bungalow, Ocilla

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Paulk-Steed House, Ocilla

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This landmark is one of Ocilla’s best-loved houses.

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Barr House, Circa 1835 & 1885, Lumpkin

lumpkin ga federal style house with eclectic additions chesnut street photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

This has always been an interesting house, one of my favorites in Lumpkin. Hiding inside the shingle-sided Queen Anne remodel of circa 1885 is what I believe is a transitional Federal cottage. Jerald Baxter writes: I grew up just outside Lumpkin, in the ’60’s and ’70’s, and then moved back there from 1984-1986. This was called the Barr House; I do not know if that was the name of the original owners…It was on the corner just down from the elementary school, and back then, it had the scary Southern Gothic vibe (the first time I read Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” I imagined this house as the setting).  James P. Babb adds: It was Miss Julia Barr’s house. Dr. Barr, was the druggist in town.

Alex Streyer notes: I happened across your photo of the Barr House, in Lumpkin. Julia S. Barr was my great Aunt on my father’s side. She lived in the home with her husband (not father) Hampton Barr, pharmacist in Lumpkin. The home was originally the home of my great grand parents, Alex H. Simpson and Louisa Singer Simpson, Julia Simspon Barr (daughter) and my grandmother Lucy Simpson Streyer (daughter). The home was sold by my father, William E. Streyer, Jr. after Julia’s death in the 1970s.

Uptown Lumpkin Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places