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Praise House, Bolden

Eulonia GA McIntosh County Unidentified Church or School Shuttered Windows Vernacular Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Located near Eulonia in the Bolden community [sometimes referred to as Briar Patch], this vernacular landmark was built by Joseph Palmer in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Throughout its history it has served as a community center and schoolhouse but is perhaps best known as a praise house.

Eulonia GA McIntosh County Gathering Place Unidentified Church or School Shuttered Windows Vernacular Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

The praise house is locally known as the “Bolden Lodge”. It’s shaded yard is still a popular gathering place in this tiny community and it has long been associated with the world-famous McIntosh County Shouters.

Eulonia GA McIntosh County Highway 99 Gathering Place Unidentified Church or School Shuttered Windows Vernacular Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

 

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