A dogtrot house consists of two rooms, one for living and sleeping. The other was used for cooking and dining. The large central breezeway would help circulate air during the hot summer months. The name dogtrot stuck because dogs (and other animals) could run through the open-air space with ease.
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.
Once the home of Mickler Wood Floors and Sanding for several decades, this store opened in 1938. I’ve been unable to determine what was there prior to flooring company. I love the brickwork on the builsing.
This lodge serves as the home for three fraternal organizations, Landmark Lodge No. 64 (Prince Hall Masons), Tri-Co. Chapter No. 8 (Royal Arch Masons), and Fidelity Chapter No. 45 (Order of the Eastern Star).
I haven’t found much information on the church, but I love the archways and the towers. My favorite unexpected detail is the CME spelled out in the bricks at the top.