The Rock Eagle 4-H Center Chapel was completed June 16, 1955. It was part of the original Rock Eagle campus. Designed by Grady Smith, an architect with Cooper, Barrett, Skinner, Woodbury and Cooper, it was built using local rock and timber.
In February 2019, the chapel caught on fire. Ruled accidental, the interior of the church was gutted, but the stone walls were still standing. It was fully restored, and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation awarded the camp “Excellence in Preservation.”
Newly added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1922, the Abbeville County Training School was also known as the Branch Street School. The site is overgrown and difficult to photograph because there are storage buildings in front of the school. There are current plans to turn this into housing and a Black History Museum.
Designed by noted architect Robert Broward, the Butterfly House is a Mid-Century marvel. It was designed as a showcase house for the new neighborhood in Arlington called Alderman Park in 1957. Broward designed the home so that the roof would collect water and funnel into built into pools.
Broward, a 1948 graduate of Georgia Tech, was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Broward worked on the development and construction of Florida Southern College. It is the largest collection of Wright buildings in a single area.
Henry John Klutho was a New York City architect who relocated to Jacksonville after the Great Fire of 1901. The home was completed in 1909 and was located on Main Street. The Prairie Style home served as a model home of sorts for Klutho. It was moved to its current location on West 9th Street.
The home was one of the first homes to highlight fire safety. From the Portland Cement to the asbestos shingles, these features helped assuage people’s fears of another fire. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The company responsible for the cement created a postcard highlighting the house and its safety features.