Tag Archives: North Georgia Restorations

Queen Anne House, 1922 & 2002, Statham

This house was completely rebuilt from the 1922 foundation in 2002. I’m unsure if the original house burned or was just in such bad condition that it could not be saved. Either way, it’s interesting to see historical styles reinterpreted with modern materials.

Statham Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Eclectic Victorian House, 1905, Statham

Statham Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Eclectic House, 1912, Statham

This eclectic house has transitional Victorian elements.

Statham Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Maddox Building, 1902, Winder

This multi-use commercial building may be Winder’s most recognizable and has recently been restored. It may be best remembered as the home of the Peoples Bank but has also been home to a theatre and other businesses over the years.

Broad Street Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Benson’s Bread Mural, Circa 1920, Winder

Demolition of several storefronts on Broad Street uncovered this historic mural around 2018. A ghost sign for Tanner Hardware is located above the mural, which reads: Benson’s Bread Is Good Bread. Benson’s Bakery was founded in nearby Athens in 1918 by Howard Benson, who quickly gained a reputation for excellent products and became the leading commercial baker in the area. He delivered to Winder and other communities outside Athens and his business grew rapidly. Restoration of the mural is a current project of the Barrow Preservation Society.

Broad Street Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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The Pump House, 1854, Macon

The site of Macon’s first water works, this pump house served the growing city in the 19th century and was abandoned when a larger facility was built elsewhere. It was used as an antique store for a time beginning in the 1930s and sat empty again until Carey Pickard restored it for residential use in 2001.

Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Augusta, Gibson & Sandersville Railroad Depot, Circa 1886, Mitchell

This beautifully restored Victorian passenger and freight depot is the centerpiece of a nice public park and also houses a museum of local history. A similar depot survives down the line at Matthews. The Augusta, Gibson & Sandersville was the impetus for the settlement of Mitchell and the town grew rapidly as a result of the depot’s construction.

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