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Hamilton’s 1865 Masonic Lodge Slated for Demolition

Built just after the Civil War, in December 1865, this structure was originally home to Hamilton Lodge #16, Chapter #30, Free & Accepted Masons. Numerous commercial tenants occupied it throughout its history. Lou Brackett sent me an email yesterday and a copy of an article from the Harris County Journal detailing the impending demolition* of the building. According to the article, part of the roof has collapsed, as well as a section of the interior second floor and the city sees it as a potential liability. Once again, demolition by neglect has begotten actual demolition, and history goes with it.

*As of 20 September 2019, the building is being dismantled.

 

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Vernacular Office Building, Hamilton

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My guess is that this front-gabled structure was a law office, dating to the late 19th century, but I have no further information. It’s a wonderful building that I hope is preserved for years to come.

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Historic Commercial Architecture, Hamilton

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I’ve yet to identify the structure pictured above; the building on the far left seen below is the C. H. Cook Building. The business was established in 1879 but I don’t know if the structure dates to that time.

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Hamilton Baptist Church, 1890

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This is an interesting Victorian church and one of the most historic congregations in Harris County, dating to 1829.

National Register of Historic Places

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US Highway 27, Harris County

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Trammell House, Shiloh

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Most of the architectural elements have been removed, but in its heyday, this was a grand example of the Queen Anne style. (This photo dates to March 2012). Clyde Railey writes: …it was always (still is) called the Trammel House. My family lived in this house when I was very young , about three years old, (around 1948). I was fascinated with the “wrap around “ porch, and transoms over the doors.

 

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Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1893, Harris County

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This photo dates to March 2012.

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Revival Tent, Shiloh

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Once a common sight on the backroads of Georgia, traveling tent revivals and their unique brand of hellfire-and-damnation fundamentalism are increasingly rare today. (This photo dates to March 2012).

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General Store, Waverly Hall

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This photograph was made in 2012.

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First Baptist Church, 1910, Pine Mountain

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Abridged from the First Baptist Church Pine Mountain website: The Baptist Church was built and dedicated on May 28, 1887. The Chipley* Baptist Church served the town well until the fateful night of April 24, 1908, when the entire town of Chipley was struck by a devastating tornado. The entire town including the Baptist Church was leveled.  Although, the tornado was a major devastation, God’s people responded with resolve to rebuild. On April 24, 1910 the new brick Baptist Church was dedicated.

*- Chipley was the first name for Pine Mountain.

 

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