Tag Archives: North Georgia Architecture

Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, 1896, Oglethorpe County

Settlers from Virginia and North Carolina first came to the area around Mt. Pleasant church in the late 1700s. Robert Smith, known as Uncle Robert, began holding irregular services in a brush arbor near here around 1812-1814 and in 1820 established the first Methodist congregation in a log church at this location. The first Methodist Sunday School north of Savannah was organized here in 1826, with William G. Andrews as superintendent. In 1844, a small frame church was built and the log church was put into use as a school house. When the frame church was sealed and windows added in 1873, some of the congregation’s more conservative members thought it “sacrilegious to have so much finery in God’s house”. (North Georgia Conference UMC Local Church Histories, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University)

In recent years the congregation dwindled to an unsustainable number and the church became Mt. Pleasant Community Church, which it is known as today.

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Eclectic House, Warrenton

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Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Warrenton

Pleasant Grove is one of the oldest and largest African-American congregations in Warrenton.

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Wilkes Memorial Church of God In Christ, Warrenton

This is such a photogenic church with the Holiness Unto the Lord sign emblazoned across the front. I spoke with a very nice gentleman who was either the pastor or a deacon who noted that it was originally home to a white congregation, built in the 1890s or early 1900s, and became Wilkes Memorial in the early 1950s.

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Antebellum House, Warrenton

I’ve contacted Warrenton’s Main Street office for assistance in identifying some of its historic houses with no luck so far, but I would be comfortable saying this house is antebellum, and quite early. It’s of a transitional type I’ve encountered in some of Georgia’s oldest counties.  The Victorian porch posts are obviously a later addition.

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Pottle-West House, Circa 1810, Warrenton

If you’ve ever driven through downtown Warrenton, you’ve undoubtedly noticed this magnificent house. Information about its history is scarce, but the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation noted: …Originally designed in the Federal style, the house had an asymmetric front facade and side hall floor plan. Mid-19th century additions created the more symmetric Greek Revival appearance of the house that was later altered again with the addition of the decorative folk Victorian front porch…

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E. Burton Anderson House, Circa 1835, Warrenton

One of the architectural gems of Warrenton, the Anderson House is presently being stabilized and restored by Susan K. Goans.

It is an early and intricate example of the Gothic Revival in Georgia.

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