Waynesboro, Burke County
Built in 1898, the Lone Star Benevolent Society Hall is one of the oldest buildings in the Black community in Waynesboro, Georgia. Benevolent societies provided death insurance to its members while also providing a place for members to gather. Here is a great article on the history of benevolent societies.
Notice the “lone star” cut outs in the bell tower.
Thank you to Emmett McNair for helping identify this building.