Tag Archives: Endangered Places of Coastal Georgia

St. Andrews Church of God, Circa 1954, St. Simons Island

This interesting church in the Harrington community was built just as the historic African-American neighborhoods of St. Simons were reaching their ebb. It’s a utilitarian example of the two-tower style, common among African-American congregations on the coast in an earlier time. The cinderblock structure, built sometime between 1950-1954, has unpainted sides, with the front being the only “finished” section. A more traditional structure, the circa 1920 Pentecostal Zion Church, stands behind this one.

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Gable Front House, Sunbury

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Pyramidal Roof House, Tarboro

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American Foursquare Houses, Midway

These two houses, across from Dorchester Academy, are modified examples of the American Foursquare style.

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Gould Casino, 1902, Jekyll Island

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A multi-structure recreational complex, known collectively as the Gould Casino was built by Edwin Gould for the enjoyment of Jekyll Island Club members and guests around 1902. These structures included a conservatory, a playhouse with bowling alleys and an indoor shooting gallery, The playhouse was destroyed by fire in 1950. This structure, originally the Gould tennis courts, was remodeled in 1957 and became known as the Gould Casino Auditorium. It’s now in a serious state of disrepair.

Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark

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Abandoned Store, Crescent

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Vernacular House, Glynn County

Endangered House on US 17 Glynn County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2016

This house is a bit of a landmark on US 17, north of Brunswick. I notice it every time I drive past it, because it seems so out of place. Its condition is rapidly deteriorating. It appears to have been built in the American Foursquare style, with slight modifications. I’m sure it’s one of the oldest houses on US 17 in Glynn County.

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