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Concord United Methodist Church, Putnam County

William B. Pritchard and Thomas Johnston built a log church known as Victory in 1810, on the Milledgeville-Athens stagecoach road. The congregation changed its name to Concord in 1812. It was the first Methodist church west of the Oconee River. I have been unable to locate a date for the construction of the present structure.

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Carnegie Library, 1915, Eatonton

This still serves as Eatonton’s public library.

Eatonton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Colonial Revival Houses, Eatonton

Various examples of the Colonial Revival style can be found on historic Madison Avenue.

Like other early-20th-century revivals, they can be quite eclectic.

Eatonton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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New South Cottages, Eatonton

New South Cottages were a popular style from 1890-1910. They’re similar to Georgian Cottages, but asymmetrical. They incorporate many different styles, including Folk Victorian and Colonial Revival, as in these examples on historic Madison Avenue.

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Queen Anne Cottage, Eatonton

Eatonton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Wilkins-Cooper-Jenkins House, Circa 1817 & 1885, Eatonton

This house has an ornamented tower which is obscured by the trees on the right, but otherwise, its wonderful Victorian Gothic details are visible here. According to the National Register of Historic Places, it was built as a four-room central hallway house and expanded over the years as it passed from family to family. The Victorian triple gables and tower were added around 1885.

Eatonton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Slade Hall, Circa 1853, Eatonton

As John Linley wrote in The Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area, “Greek Revival architecture seems to have reached a certain perfection in [this] house.” Originally thought to have been built circa 1836, research now indicates that construction took place between 1852-1854. It was built for Daniel & Elizabeth Trippe Slade. Slade came to Eatonton from Litchfield, Connecticut, around 1828 and after a brief teaching career operated a successful mercantile business for many years. The house was sold to a local judge, named Wingfield, around the turn of the last century and his family remained there until 1975.

Eatonton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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