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Bungalow, 1940s, St. Simons Island

The property surrounding this front gable bungalow has recently been cleared, suggesting it’s likely to soon be redeveloped. This is one of just a few surviving vernacular structures in the scattered community known as Jewtown. The community got its name from the Levison brothers, who had a thriving store about a mile east of Gascoigne Bluff. They called it Levisonton but the name didn’t stick and residents referred to the area as Jewtown. Like the other two historic African-American communities on St. Simons, Harrington and South End, Jewtown is largely indistinguishable from the rest of the island today. I believe the cottage dates to circa 1940-1945, making it a relatively late construction for the community.

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Front Gable Cottage, 1930s, St. Simons Island

 

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Beach Road, Sapelo Island

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Milton Wilson House, Circa 1900, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Johnson House, Circa 1880, Johnson Hammock

This is the last surviving double-pen house on Sapelo and among the oldest surviving houses on the island.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Benny & Viola Johnson House, 1925, Johnson Hammock

I believe this house has been restored since I photographed it.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Fred’s Place, Johnson Hammock

Fred’s Place has been described as a “juke joint” and center of social activity, owned by Fred and Flora Johnson. The structure dates to circa 1900, but the usage as a juke joint would have been a good bit later, I believe.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Hall House, Sapelo Island

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Randolf Williams House, Hog Hammock

A neighbor of Mr. Williams told me he was known in the neighborhood as the chicken man. This was his coop, made from available materials.

The neighbor also noted that some of his chickens are probably still roaming around Hog Hammock. I don’t know if this is one of them, but I’d like to think so.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dan Dixon House, 1930, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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