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Powell-Jordan-Key House, Monticello

Monticello Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Machen, Georgia

machen ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

The only information I can presently locate about Machen is that it was once a stop on the Central of Georgia Railway line that ran through here, along the Eatonton-Covington route. It’s essentially part of Shady Dale today, but a railroad marker near this house (and a few good maps) still proclaims it to be Machen. I hope to learn more. This modified American Foursquare house was built in 1915.

 

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Robby & Cindy’s Cafe, Shady Dale

shady dale ga robby cindys cafe photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

This was Larry’s Corner Mart & Cafe before it was Robby & Cindy’s. It was closed when I was here, late in the day, but people say it has really good food, including homemade hamburgers.

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Storage Barn, Shady Dale

shady dale ga storage barn photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

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Champion’s Country Store, Shady Dale

champions country store shady dale ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

Champion’s has been a Shady Dale landmark for many years. They even have their own independent sawmill on site.

champions country store shady dale ga rough cut lumber photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

 

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Bank of Shady Dale, Jasper County

shady dale ga city hall photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

After its initial use as a bank in the early 1900s, this landmark has served as the post office, city hall, and library. It’s all that remains of a once-thriving row of commercial storefronts.

shady dale ga bank post office city hall photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

 

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Calvary United Methodist Church, 1859, Shady Dale

historic calvary united methodist church shady dale ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

Founded in 1857, Shady Dale Methodist was originally located about two miles distant. The present church, though modernized today, was built just before the Civil War.

shady dale ga historic calvary united methodist church photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

 

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Smithboro School, Jasper County

Abandoned School House Putnam County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is likely a WPA school. I had misidentified it as being in Putnam County, but thanks to Connie Taylor Cason and Suzanne Smith Forte, I was able to correctly identify it. Suzanne notes that it was probably closed sometime in the 1930s.

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Gabled-Ell Farmhouse, Smithboro

Putnam County Abandoned Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is located off Georgia Highway 212, near Smithboro. I believe it to be in Jasper County; if it’s in Putnam, I hope someone will let me know.

 

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Maddux-Flournoy House, Circa 1840, Jasper County

Jasper County 19th Century Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This house appears to empty, but in good shape. Like many I-Houses (Plantation Plain), it’s been modified and expanded over time. My friend Andrew Wood writes: “The original log cabin (which appears as the middle section in your photo) was built in the 1810’s or 20’s by John Brewer with the front section built in the 1830’s (though i think 1840’s at least) and the rear kitchen wing probably in the 1850’s”.

As of November 2017, I’ve learned that this house is imminently endangered and faces a very uncertain future. I hope it can be saved.

Update: As of 2019 this house has reportedly been moved.

 

 

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