Category Archives: National Register of Historic Places

Knox-Tribble House-Lavonia, Georgia

The Knox-Tribble House, also known as the Knox-Marets-Tribble-Roberts House, is a contributing property to the Vickery Street Historic District in Lavonia. Completed in 1905, this Queen Anne House features fish scale shingles, a tower, and a three-sided porch.

First African Baptist Church-Dublin, Georgia

Founded in 1867, it is the oldest Black church in Dublin, Georgia. This church building was built in 1917. Many of the stained glass windows feature founding members of the church.

It is also known as the location where Martin Luther King Jr. made his first public speech on April 17, 1944. As a fourteen-year-old teenager attending Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, he attended The Colored Elks of Georgia oratory competition. He read an essay titled, “The Negro and the Constitution.”

The church was put on the National Register of Historic Places database in 2019.

Asa Chandler House-Elberton, Georgia

Initially built as a plantation plain or I-house in 1849, the Asa Chandler home showcases Folk Victorian additions. Reverend Asa Chandler was a Baptist preacher and small-scale farmer in Elbert County. He utilized enslaved labor to cultivate a wide variety of crops on his land.

According to Scott Reed, an Athens-based preservationist, this home is believed to be older than want is stated in the National Register of Historic Places and that it first started as a dog trot.

In 1917, the home was purchased by Walter Jones.

The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

The photograph is courtesy of the 1982 National Register of Historic Places application.

Jammie Seay House-Spartanburg, South Carolina

Jammie Seay was a Revolutionary War soldier from Virginia who relocated to Spartanburg after the war. The Seay House was built sometime between 1780-1800. It is the oldest house in the Spartanburg city limits. The rear ell and porch were later additions.