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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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Johnson Hammock, Sapelo Island

Just outside Hog Hammock is the community of Johnson Hammock, barely distinguishable but just as bucolic as the rest of the island. It’s characterized by numerous old moss-covered oaks. This is one of the Johnson family homes, built circa 1940.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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B J Confectionary, 1955, Hog Hammock

B J Confectionary served as the island’s de facto grocery store for many years. It was owned by the late Bennie & Viola Johnson; Mrs. Johnson was known for her beautiful grapevine wreaths, which she made regularly and sold to tourists. The structure has recently been restored.

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