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Old Baptist Church, Homer

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This is now home to the Homer Alliance Church.

Homer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Old Banks County Jail, 1906, Homer

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Vernacular Office Building, Homer

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Though expanded and moved a short distance, this structure dates to the early settlement of Homer. It may have been a lawyer’s office, considering its proximity to the courthouse. Typical of the era, it featured a vernacular interpretation of the Greek Revival. It’s located in the yard of the Jolly House.

Homer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Hill Hotel, 1873, Homer

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Also known as the Candler-Hill House, this is best known today as the Hill Hotel, which was in operation until 1952. Originally built as a Plantation Plain with Greek Revival details, it was expanded by T. F. Hill for use as a boarding house and hotel.

Homer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dr. Andrew H. Stapler House, Homer

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Homer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Vernacular Office Building, Homer

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This is a neat little building but I haven’t been able to identify it.

Homer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Service Station, Homer

 

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Homer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Garrison Service Station, Homer

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I’m not sure of the date or corporate affiliation of this service station, but it was opened by Oscar Garrison in the 1930s.

Homer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Old Post Office, Homer

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Beginning in the 1930s, this was operated as a post office by Oscar Garrison. Its construction, though, would suggest other historical uses. Another remaining structure (Mason’s Store), not pictured here, also served as the post office for a time.

Homer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Mason House, Circa 1870s, Homer

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I believe this house was built by William Benjamin Mason (1852-1913), a dry goods merchant in Homer, who came to Banks County from Pickens County, South Carolina, as a young man. I’ve seen it referred to as the Moss Mason House, as well; this could be due to the fact that a son of William Benjamin Mason, Dick Moss Mason (1878-1964) was a longtime resident here. The Plantation Plain architecture, popular in rural Georgia in the antebellum era, was also common in the decade after the Civil War and would suggest a likely construction date in the 1870s.

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This house seems to be in danger of being lost without stabilization. An original dovecote also survives on the property.

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Homer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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