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Cuthbert City Hall, 1940

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Cuthbert’s Mid-Century Modern City Hall was a project of the WPA, near the tail-end of funding for the New Deal agency.  It’s a quiet  landmark of governmental architecture and utilitarian design. The bell seen below lists the names of the committee members who oversaw its construction.

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Cuthbert City Hall © Brian Brown 2012

Via: http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2012/09/03/city-hall-1940-cuthbert/

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Read-Clayton-Thompson House, Greensboro

Read Clayton Thompson House Greensboro GA Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston 1939 Library of Congress Brian Brown Georgia in the Great Depression Website

Frances Benjamin Johnston made detailed shots of the facade of this house, a landmark of Greene County in its day.

Read Clayton Thompson House Greensboro GA Front Porch Details Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston 1939 Library of Congress Brian Brown Georgia in the Great Depression Website 2014

Read Clayton Thompson House Greensboro GA Front Porch Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston 1939 Library of Congress Brian Brown Georgia in the Great Depression Website 2014

Read Clayton Thompson House Greensboro GA Architectural Details Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston 1939 Library of Congress Brian Brown Georgia in the Great Depression Website 2014

Frances Benjamin Johnston/Library of Congress (1939 or 1944)

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Kicklighter General Store, Tattnall County

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L-R: Buster Smith, Jenice Smith, Robert Collins, Jerry A Kicklighter, Shirley Ann Smith, Bobby C Kicklighter, Neil Smith, Asbery Kicklighter, Retta Kicklighter, Carlton Kicklighter.  Asberry & Retta Kicklighter were the owners.

A few weeks ago, Bobby C. Kicklighter identified an old country store I had photographed in Tattnall County as belonging to his grandfather. Not only was I glad to learn the identity of the place, but I was also honored when he shared these vintage photographs, circa 1937. They’re a rare and candid glimpse into another time. It’s hard to pick a favorite. I like the top image because it shows more of the store, and the owners, but the one below of the kids is great, too. I’ll have to settle for liking them both.

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LR: Robert Collins, Shirley Ann Smith, Jerry A Kicklighter, Bobby C Kicklighter, Neil Smith

Both vintage photographs are Courtesy of  Bobby C. Kicklighter

And here’s the store as it appeared in 2012, barely hanging on but a miraculous survivor. Located on Tattnall County’s idyllic Hencart Road, near Beard’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church, it was razed in 2013. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph it before its demise.

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