Tag Archives: Houses of the Georgia Coast

Abandoned Clapboard House

Eulonia GA McIntosh County Clapboard Vernacular House Abandoned Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

The shot below was made through the shade of an ancient oak, which I imagine was the center of life in this yard. Many houses like this are being exposed by land clearing on the inner coast and offer a glimpse into a bygone era.

Eulonia GA McIntosh County Clapboard Vernacular House Abandoned To Be Demolished Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Eulonia, Georgia

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Historic Dart House in Danger

Historic Dart House Brunswick GA In Danger of Demolition by Chamber of Commerce Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

William Robert Dart House, 1877, Brunswick © Brian Brown

I hate to say it, but here we go again! Yet another historic home, integral to the story of its community, is in danger of being lost. Taylor Davis, co-owner of Low Country Preservation in Brunswick, recently alerted me to the uncertain future of this house. The very people who should be standing behind it are the ones contemplating destroying it. Shame on the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and anyone who would suggest it should be torn down!
From the “Save the Historic Dart House” Facebook page:
After serving as a historical landmark in Brunswick, GA for 137 years, the Dart House is in danger of being destroyed.
The house was built in 1877 by William Robert Dart, son of Urbanus Dart, a founder of the city of Brunswick. The house has historical significance, overlooking the famous oak tree where Sidney Lanier penned his world-famous poem “The Marshes of Glynn.” After withstanding two hurricanes and numerous development projects, the house was completely restored in 1983 with the generous donations of the community to serve as the headquarters for the Chamber of Commerce and a landmark for the gateway to Brunswick. After 30 years of serving as a steward of the house, the Chamber of Commerce has changed course and is considering razing this historic gem to build a new office building. But there are options to save this house. The community is galvanizing around this cause and is in the process of presenting several options to the Chamber. Help us raise awareness and encourage the Chamber to choose a path that both respects and honors our town’s historical legacy while also meeting their needs“.
The easiest way to get involved is to join the Facebook group and let your voice be heard:
You can also contact the Chamber by calling them at 912-265-0620, or visiting them online at:
Brunswick, Georgia

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Craftsman House, Brunswick

Craftsman House Brunswick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Old Town Brunswick National Historic District

Brunswick, Georgia

 

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Henry C. Day House

Henry C. Day House Where Sidney Lanier Recovered from Tuberculosis and Was Inspired to Write Marshes of Glynn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Old Town Brunswick National Historic District

This was the home of Sidney Lanier’s brother-in-law, Henry C. Day and it was here in the 1870s that the famous poet stayed in an attempt to overcome tuberculosis. During this time he was inspired to pen “The Marshes of Glynn”, his most famous work.

Brunswick, Georgia

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Hanover Square Restoration

Restored House on Hanover Square Brunswick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Old Town Brunswick National Historic District

Until recently, this grand house was in a bad state of disrepair, surrounded by vegetation and all but forgotten. Today it’s a wonderful example of the revitalization of Brunswick’s historic residential district.

Brunswick, Georgia

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Folk Victorian, Prince Street

Folk Victorian Architecture Restored House Painted Lady Brunswick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Old Town Brunswick National Historic District

Brunswick, Georgia

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Colonial Revival, Halifax Square

Colonial Revival House Halifax Square Fixer Upper Brunswick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Old Town Brunswick National Historic District

Brunswick, Georgia

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Folk Victorian, Prince Street

Folk Victorian Architecture Restored House Old Town Brunswick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Old Town Brunswick National Historic District

Brunswick, Georgia

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Folk Victorian, Halifax Square

Restored Folk Victorian House Halifax Square Brunswick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Old Town Brunswick National Historic District

Brunswick, Georgia

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Italian Revival House, Albany Street

Italianate Architecture Restored House Albany Street Brunswick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Old Town Brunswick National Historic District

Brunswick, Georgia

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