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Shimmy Burt House, Waverly Hall

From a visitor named Lynn: A black man Called Shimmy aka Mr. Burt lived here. He lived here alone & his family lived about 2 miles away. He was my dad’s best friend. They both served in the Korean War together. My dad lived at 7038 GA Highway 208, two houses down from here. I spent a lot of my childhood in the front room by the wood heater. In the late 90s Mr Burt accidentally fell on the heater, burning his legs so bad they had to be removed. He moved into The Nursing Home in Waverly Hall. My dad passed away in 1997 & Mr Burt passed away 2000. They were lifelong friends!

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Shotgun House, Monticello

Blue Shotgun House Monticello GA Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Shotgun houses, once symbolic of poverty, are a fashionable form today and many owners are making concerted efforts to spruce them up with fresh paint and repairs. This one is located beside the old Methodist cemetery in Monticello.

Blue Shotgun House Monticello Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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