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Eclectic Victorian House, 1885, Brunswick

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Folk Victorian House, Circa 1880, Brunswick

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Place

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McKinnon Houses, Circa 1910, Brunswick

These eclectic Queen Anne twins were built next door to each other by L. T. McKinnon.

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Dart House, Circa 1900, Brunswick

I recently heard from Brunswick’s Planning Director, Bren Daiss, that this house was slated for demolition. She stated optimistically that the present owners would work with anyone who could move it to another location. Noting its connection to the Dart family, she was unclear as to which Dart resided here. The Darts resided in the vicinity of Dart Creek (Marshes of Glynn Park) from at least the mid-19th century onward and owned much of the land in this vicinity. An early-20th-century subdivision here was known as Dartmoor.

It last served as Dr. Hornbuckle’s veterinary office.

The Circa 1900 date for the house is a generalization made by the city; property records are spotty and suggest it was built between 1891-1920. Further research is needed.

 

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Ritz Theatre, 1899, Brunswick

Originally home to the offices of the Brunswick & Birmingham Railroad and the Grand Opera House, the historic Ritz Theatre is a preservation success story. Thanks to the efforts of Heather Heath and the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Association and the Fox Theatre Institute, the Ritz has returned to its rightful place as a cultural anchor for downtown Brunswick.

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Jane Macon House, 1882, Brunswick

Alethea Jane Macon (8 January 1882-3 October 1977) was among the best-loved educators of 20th-century Brunswick. She began her career at Arco Elementary School in 1903 and later transferred to Glynn Academy, where she taught English & Literature until 1952, having served the children of Glynn County for nearly fifty years. She also wrote Glynn Academy’s Alma Mater.

She was definitely a lady of another time; she never learned to drive nor owned a television. She was a often seen walking around and knew virtually everyone in town. She was also a serious genealogist and published several books related to her family history, including Gideon Macon of Virginia and Some of His Descendants; John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, Virginia, and Some of their Descendants; and Four O’Kelley Sons.

Jane Macon Junior High School (now Jane Macon Middle School, in Sterling) was established in her honor in 1958. A “Jane Macon” azalea cultivar was named for her, as well, but I’ve been unable to locate more information about it.

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Glynn County Courthouse, 1907, Brunswick

Set among a grove of live oaks, the old Glynn County Courthouse was designed by well-known architect Charles Alling Gifford (1860-1937). The location is Magnolia Square, one of the historic lots set aside for housing livestock as a community pasture. Though now replaced by a modern courthouse on an adjacent street, this landmark still serves government purposes.

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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