Category Archives: Riceboro GA

Poole’s, Riceboro

Riceboro GA Liberty County Block Store Car Wash US Highway 17 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Thanks to Peter Martin for the identification. He recalls a diner and auto parts store being located here and says there was a large peach or orange “sign” where the car wash is now located.

 

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Vernacular House, Riceboro

Chatman Community Riceboro GA Liberty County African American Vernacular House Ruins Abandoned Clear Cut Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2012

A recent clear-cutting operation has exposed several historic structures in the nearly forgotten African-American community of Chatman.

Chatman Community Riceboro GA Liberty County African American Vernacular House Ruins Gutted Abandoned Clear Cut Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2012

Today, Chatman is part of Riceboro and can’t even be found on most maps.

Chatman Community Riceboro GA Liberty County African American Vernacular House Ruins Abandoned Clear Cut Reclamation Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2012

As of 2015, this house appears to be gone.

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Abandoned Store, Riceboro

Chatman Community Riceboro GA Liberty County African American Vernacular Store 1930s 1940s Falling Front Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2012

This store, in the Chatman community of Riceboro, likely dates to the 1930s or 1940s. Chatman is an historic African-American community with few other tangible links to its history.

Chatman Community Riceboro GA Liberty County African American Vernacular Store 1930s 1940s Falling Storefront Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2012

As of late 2015, this building appears to be gone.

 

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Chattel-Style House, Riceboro

Riceboro, Georgia

I first photographed this West Indian-influenced house in August 2008 when it was trimmed in green:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fitzgeraldgeorgia/3823499684/

For an architectural description of chattel houses and photographs by Stephen Mendes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattel_house

http://mendesco.com/chatelh.htm

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