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Union County Courthouse, 1899, Blairsville

Union County Courthouse Blairsville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Designed by Golucke & Stewart, this Romanesque courthouse served Union County until it was condemned in 1971. Temporary facilities were used until a replacement was built in 1976. Since restoration, it has served as home of the Union County Historical Society.

National Register of Historic Places

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Fitzpatrick Hotel, 1898, Washington

Historic Fitzpatrick Hotel Washington GA Wilkes County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

National Register of Historic Places

After Washington’s Great Fire of 11 June 1895, which devastated much of the business center of the city, brothers John and Thomas Fitzpatrick returned to their hometown from Lancaster, South Carolina, where they had operated a thriving dry goods business. They soon began building this hotel on property their family had owned since 1843. Golucke & Stewart were the architects.(J. W. Golucke was the most prolific architect of governments in Georgia history). The brothers used the lobby to display dry goods and groceries in promotion of their more lucrative enterprise . In 1899, the business was grossing $100,000 annually. The first telephone system in Washington was installed here and preceded the Fitzpatrick’s ownership of the county’s first telephone company. John died in 1907 and Thomas in 1911. After the their deaths, the hotel would later be known as the Columbus Inn and the Washington Hotel and was finally closed in 1952. After many years of neglect, it was restored and reopened by Jim Carter and Mike & Christy Todd.

 

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Putnam County Courthouse, 1906, Eatonton

Putnam County GA Courthouse Eatonton Explore Georgia Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Situated on one of the largest public squares in Georgia, Putnam County’s Neoclassical Revival courthouse was designed by J. W. Golucke.

Eaonton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Meriwether County Courthouse, 1904, Greenville

Meriwether County Courthouse Greenville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Built by Georgia’s most prolific courthouse architect, J. W. Golucke, the Meriwether County Courthouse burned in 1976 but the external walls remained intact and a restoration which took several years returned the structure to its prominence in the community. It’s one of my favorites of the domed clock-tower style.

National Register of Historic Places

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Warrenton First Methodist Church, 1904

Warrenton GA First Methodist Church Warren County J W Golucke Architect Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This beautiful church was designed by the great Georgia courthouse architect J. W. Golucke. J. W. McMillan & Son were the builders. Reverend J. T. Robins was the first pastor in the new church and the building committee were W. C. English, Chairman; C. R. Fitzpatrick; Dr. M. R. Hall; Colonel E. P. Davis; and Dr. W. W. Pilcher.

Downtown Warrenton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Morgan County Courthouse, 1905, Madison

Madison County GA Courthouse Madison J W Golucke Landmark Neoclassical Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

One of numerous Georgia courthouses designed by J. W. Golucke, this landmark is perennially listed as one of the state’s most popular.

http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/topics/counties/morgan

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