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Evans-Cucich House-Atlanta, Georgia

Architect A. F. N. Everett designed this Art Deco home for Hiram W. Evans in 1935. Evans was the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan from 1922-1939. This position proved to be very financially lucrative because it afforded him a home that is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco in the state of Georgia.

1956 image from the Georgia State University photo archives
Evans in his Imperial Wizard robe

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church-Augusta, Georgia

This is a photo of an early structure for the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. Founded in 1878, the congregation is still active.

Reference photo: Johnson, R. J. (Roman John). (1909). History of Walker Baptist Association of Georgia. Augusta, Ga.: Chronicle Job Print.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park-Dublin, Georgia

Created by artist Corey Barksdale, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park commemorates the speech that Dr. King made as a school boy in 1944 at the First African Baptist Church. It sits between the church and Dublin’s downtown. More info about the park can be read here.

Dudley Motel-Dublin, Georgia

Built in 1958, the Dudley Motel provided respite for Black travelers along US Highway 80 in Dublin, Georgia. The motel hosted such luminaries as Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dudley family were prominent entrepreneurs in the community who developed not only the motel, but a cafe, gas station, mortuary, and cemetery for the African American community. For a thorough history on the family, and their history, please visit The Herbert “Hub” Dudley page. There are a lot of great photos there.

It was placed on the The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2023 Places in Peril.

Listing in the Travelers’ Green Book: 1966-67 International Edition: For Vacation Without Aggravation