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Dan Dixon House, 1930, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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James Hillery House, Circa 1938, Hog Hammock

This hall-and-parlor house is a wonderful surviving example of a once-common type in Hog Hammock, which has been nicely preserved by its present owners. The identification is from the late Cornelia Bailey, whom I had the pleasure of visiting on several of my Sapelo trips during the mid-2010s.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Mud River, Sapelo Island

This view of the Mud River, near the edge of Sapelo Sound, was made from inside the historic tabby barn at Chocolate.

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Manager’s House, 1935, Chocolate Plantation

This well-maintained cottage was built around the time R. J. Reynolds, Jr., acquired the island. The area around the Chocolate Plantation ruins was still being farmed at the time.

It’s presently owned by the Department of Natural Resources.

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Jessie Mae Banks House, Hog Hammock

The late Cornelia Bailey identified this as the home of Jessie Mae Banks (1918-1999).

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dixon-Watts House, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Colonel T. L. Huston House, 1927, Butler Island

I’ve shared photos of this favorite landmark in the past, but recently located some interior views. The property has changed hands several times but I believe it’s now owned by the Department of Natural Resources or McIntosh County. Hopefully, they will stabilize this important piece of Georgia history and utilize it as an event space in the future. The interior of the house is no longer publicly accessible.

View of the antebellum rice mill chimney from one of the third floor dormers

Third floor guest quarter details, featuring built in drawers and closets

Blue bathroom

Third floor landing

Second floor landing

Green room

Green bathroom

Marble mantle

Den or drawing room

View of stairway from den

Detail of paneling

1st floor landing

Detail of fanlight

View of foyer from stairway

 

 

 

 

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