Winters Service Station

West Green, Coffee County, Georgia

I was able to identify this structure thanks to Brian Brown. He has more information on this store in West Green on his website.

Robert Read (1828-1859) Headstone

This markers contains a great deal of imagery. The broken column represents a life cut short. The hourglass serves as a reminder as that life on earth is short. The angel with staff represents Father Time. A fuller explanation is that the symbols collectively communicate the story of the Weeping Virgin.

Centennial Olympic Park, Fulton County

Built for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the 21-acre park served as a gathering spot for many activities during the Olympics. After the Olympics, the park now serves as the centerpiece for many activities, such as parades, concerts, fairs, and protests. When events are not happening, people gather to enjoy the dancing water fountains and other activities surrounding the park.

Scanlin Monument, Lumpkin County

Located in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lumpkin County, Georgia, there is a beautifully handcrafted monument designed by Thomas Scanlin. I am unsure of who sculpted his design.

Scanlin, an artist who ran Studio Jewelers, created jewelry in downtown Dahlonega until 2019. Outside of being a jeweler, he collected the art of Howard Finster.

The monument consists of panels of Emily Dickinson poetry and motifs of animals and plant life.

These photos do not give this monument Justice. If you are in Dahlonega, visit Mount Hope Cemetery to see this in person.

The corners

Some of the motifs

Two of the panels featuring poetry by Emily Dickinson

Greenberry McCalla (1822-1889), Catoosa County

The Greenberry McCalla grave in the Old Stone Church Cemetery in Catoosa County highlights a few different examples of Victorian symbolism.

The grasping hands means the person was married when they passed away. In this case, Nancy McCalla outlived her husband by 28 years.

The closed book resting on the top of the grave means a long life, well lived.

Eddie Parker Marker, Coffee County

While not a fully handmade marker, I classify this as a vernacular marker for Eddie Parker (1976-2002) because whoever made this was using readily available materials to create it. This is located in the Douglas City Cemetery, Coffee County, Georgia.

Jonesboro City Cemetery

Jonesboro, Clayton County, Georgia
George T. Crawford, 1855-1886

Still, an active cemetery, the Jonesboro City Cemetery highlights a combination of Victorian monuments, handmade markers, and manufactured ones. It also illustrates that it was a segregated cemetery. The Black section sits at the back of the cemetery, and it has several markers showing men and women who were born into slavery but lived past the end of the Civil War.

“Resting till the resurrection.”
Clarence Stagger, 1979-2003
Martha Lee, 1841-1904
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