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E. G. M. Fletcher House, 1880s, Irwin County

If you’ve ever traveled Georgia Highway 125 between Fitzgerald and Tifton, you probably recognize this house, situated slightly west of Irwinville. I’ve been seeing it my entire life and only learned some of  its history today. 309 more words

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Harvey & Lydia Jay House, 1934, Fitzgerald

This home was built by local architect Lauren Parrott for $5000 in 1934 for Harvey & Lydia Jay. Mr. Jay was a well-respected Fitzgerald attorney for many years and also served as mayor. 18 more words

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Farmer-Powell House, 1905, Fitzgerald

Though it’s best known as the Elks Lodge today, this is one of Fitzgerald’s oldest houses. It was built by local banker E. K. Farmer in 1905. 241 more words

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Mr. Hair Barber Lounge, Fitzgerald

This is a landmark of the African-American community in Fitzgerald. I believe it was a neighborhood grocery store before it became Mr. Hair.

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Eclectic Gabled-Ell House, Oliver

I believe the rear section of this house is a Plantation Plain, to which additions were made over time.

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Georgia State Cotton Museum, Vienna

Just off I-75 at the Vienna exit you’ll notice this structure, which now serves as the Georgia State Cotton Museum. It’s a really small museum, but provides a great link between the historical importance and continued prominence of cotton in Georgia.  16 more words

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