Tag Archives: church

Blooming Grove Methodist Church-Polk County, Georgia

The church is in northwest Georgia near the Alabama border. The congregation was founded in 1856.

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

Top 5 Least Popular Posts This Year

I know most folks will do a top ten. I thought I would do a least popular posts. I do have a large catalog of images I have never shared that span a decade, but these are all places I documented in 2022.

Eclectic Farmhouse-Trenton, South Carolina

Wystaria Hall-Atlanta, Georgia

Pleasant Plains Baptist Church-Pleasant Plains, North Carolina

Eclectic Victorian-Spartanburg, South Carolina

Maffett House-Silverstreet, South Carolina

Unidentified School-Laurens County, Georgia

I became aware of this building on a historic resources survey. It’s identified as a church, but the chalkboard makes me think it was a school. Many churches served as schools, too, and based on how rural this building is, and I think it is safe to assume it’s both.