Category Archives: Darien GA

Jack Nelson Ford, Darien

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This has been remodeled and now serves as the Darien firehouse. Its Streamline Moderne architecture suggests it was likely built from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. The ‘modern” tabby walls have been replaced by stucco. In transferring materials from one website to another, I have lost the comments, but someone noted that the dealership had another owner besides Jack Nelson. I’ll add that information, as well as photo of its present appearance, as soon as possible. (These photographs were made in 2011).

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Archie’s Restaurant, Circa 1975, Darien

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First opened at a nearby location in 1940, and once known as the Shrimp Boat Restaurant, Archie’s was a longtime Darien landmark and a favorite stop for travelers along the busy Coastal Highway (US 17).

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As traffic moved off 17 and onto nearby I-95, business slowed and the restaurant was closed by 2006. The structure seen here opened circa 1975 and was demolished in 2015.

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Gable Front House, Darien

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This is one of numerous vernacular houses that’s recently been restored in Darien.

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Raymond Clancy House, Circa 1870, Darien

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Though obscured by landscaping today, Raymond Clancy’s Georgian cottage, built a few years after the Civil War, is one of Darien’s nicest surviving 19th-century homes.

West Darien Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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William Tyson House, Darien

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Billy Bolin notes that this Cape Cod house was moved to Darien from rural McIntosh County.

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Shotgun House, Darien

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This house has been modified from its original shotgun style but retains the shotgun appearance from the front.

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Vernacular Cottage, Darien

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This tiny cottage/cabin has Queen Anne posts but beyond that is wholly vernacular. It’s an interesting structure, perhaps a guest house at one time.

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