St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, Circa 1874, Brunswick

St Athanasius Episcopal Church Brunswick GA Historic African American Congregation Old Style Tabby Architectural Landmark Photogaph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

This tabby revival structure is one of the most historic on the Georgia coast. In his thesis Tabby: The Enduring Building Material of Coastal Georgia (Athens, 2011), preservationist Taylor Davis notes it is “one of the best examples of a historic tabby structure that is still being used as originally intended by the designers“. Whereas most people expect the rough look of present-day tabby, it was the fashion to smooth out the shells by the application of lime.

No  specific date of construction is known, though the parish is 128 years old. Taylor Davis believes, however, that construction began on the site in 1874.

To learn more about tabby, please see local preservationist Taylor Davis’ excellent thesis at the PDF linked here:

https://getd.libs.uga.edu/pdfs/davis_taylor_p_201112_mhp.pdf

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