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Seabrook School, Circa 1905

Seabrook Village, Georgia

This is among the most historically important African-American vernacular schoolhouses still standing in Georgia, similar in style to the Needwood School in Glynn County.

For a great overview of Seabrook Village, please visit this link:

http://www2.wsav.com/special_section/our-hometown/2011/aug/05/our-hometown-seabrook-village-ar-2231642/

Seabrook Village is a recreated African-American community, and one of the most unique living history museums in Georgia. While it may seem abandoned and in a state of disrepair, it’s actually an authentic look into the challenges most black Georgians faced on a daily basis from the first generation after slavery until the 1930s. The Seabrook community was established through land grants dictated in General William T. Shermans Field Order 15 in 1865. This was the policy which became known as “Forty Acres and a Mule” and it afforded many former slaves the opportunity to settle land they had once worked as laborers.

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African-American Vernacular House

Seabrook Village, Georgia

This style of vernacular home, with clapboard frame and partial wraparound screened-in front porch was once found throughout the coastal region. Very few are seen today.

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African-American Vernacular House

Seabrook Village, Georgia

 

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Delegal-Williams House, Circa 1880

Seabrook Village, Georgia

This house, of the hall and parlor style, is typical of the 19th-century Tidewater South.

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Delegal-Williams House (Rear)

Seabrook VIllage, Georgia

 

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Privy, Seabrook Village

Seabrook Village, Georgia

The reclaimed materials used in the construction of this privy, or outhouse, are typical of African-American vernacular architecture along the Georgia coast.

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