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Eclectic Craftsman House, Jackson

Though not nearly as “high style” as the Buttrill House, this one seems to have been inspired by its architecture.

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Queen Anne Cottage, Jackson

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Eclectic House, Jackson

 

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Buttrill House, Jackson

This high style Craftsman is one of the most extraordinary examples I’ve ever seen. I hope to learn more about it and will share when I do.

 

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J. R. Carmichael House, 1898, Jackson

The Carmichael House is a landmark of the Queen Anne style in Georgia, featuring all the ornament and specialized carpentry that epitomize the era. Victorian stained glass can be found throughout the house. It was designed by the prominent Atlanta firm of Bruce & Morgan, who were simultaneously building the Butts County courthouse. Subdivided for use as apartments during the Great Depression, the house was later restored and served as a bed and breakfast. It serves as an event venue today.

John Robert Carmichael was a wealthy businessman, known for his high quality buggies. In 1887, he began the production of wagons and buggies at the Carmichael Jackson Buggy Company. One of the largest buggy manufacturers in the South, they produced about 4,000 per year.

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Queen Anne House, Jackson

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Folk Victorian House, Jackson

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Butts County Courthouse, 1898, Jackson


Butts County was formed in 1825, with Jackson becoming the first and only county seat. Three or four (the history is unclear) courthouses served the county before the Civil War, when the courthouse at the time was burned by Union forces during Sherman’s March to the Sea. The present structure was built in 1897-98.

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Historic Storefronts, Jackson

Jackson, located midway between Atlanta and Macon, was founded in 1826 and named for James Jackson. While serving in the U. S. Senate, Jackson resigned his seat to return to Georgia where he ran for and was elected to the legislature for the sole purpose of exposing the Yazoo Land Fraud. This was one of the most admirable anti-corruption efforts in the early history of the nation.

Like many other Georgia towns, Jackson features a courthouse square surrounding by commercial storefronts.

This looks like an old bank; it’s now home to the Butts County Water & Sewer Authority.

Another old drug store on the square, and this one is still open.

 

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