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Commercial Ruins, Carlton

Carlton GA Madison County Ruins Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Carlton was named for Dr. Henry Carlton of Athens. In its heyday, the rail shipping point here was called Berkley (after an engineer of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad) due to freight mix-ups with Carrolton. The post office has always been known as Carlton, though.


		
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Historic Downtown Carlton

Historic Carlton GA Downtown Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Georgia Highway 72 passes through downtown Carlton.

Carlton GA Madison County Historic Downtown Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Town Fountain, Carlton

Carlton GA Madison County Town Fountain Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Carlton Foodmart

Carlton Foodmart Madison County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Independent businesses like this one help keep small towns like Carlton alive.

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Roadside Store, Carlton

Carlton GA Madison County Roadside Store Filling Station Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Abandoned House, Carlton

Carlton GA Madison County Abandoned House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This house would be a wonderful restoration project. It’s beautiful, even in its state of decay.

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Art House, Carlton

Folk Art House Carlton GA Madison County Outsider Art Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is the home of Mike Jones and Stephanie Astalos-Jones. Stephanie writes: All the art here IS for sale. There is a small sign on the corner of Lexington and Highway 72 that says “art for sale” and points this way…Our hope is that our house is known as an art house where people can come and find original art.

Folk Art House Carlton GA Madison County Outsider Art Red Hand on Tree Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

It was hard not to stop after seeing this big hand on a tree in the yard.

Folk Art House Carlton GA Madison County Stencils Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing NOrth Georgia USA 2015

Regarding the beautiful decoration of the house, Stephanie explains: Every bit of that is hand painted. I’m a pysanky artist (batik work on egg shell) and I wanted to put pysanky style artwork on the house. I’m also a professional actor

Folk Art House Carlton GA Madison County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

There were three sculptures in the yard, and the remains of an old tuba attached to a post. Stephanie notes: My husband is a sculptor and a jazz saxophone player. Those are his pieces you show in the yard. It’s nice to see them again since all are sold now.

Carlton GA Madison County Outsider Art Sculptures Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The sculptures first made me think of Cycladic art, but they have Polynesian and mythological influences, as well.

Outsider Art Stone Scullpture Carlton GA Madison County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Outsider Art Sculpture Whimsical Carlton Madison County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Outsider Art Sculpture Carlton GA Madison County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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