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Mt. Sinai Holiness Church of God-Emanuel County, Georgia

The Mt. Sinai Holiness Church of God sits just off the road in Emanuel County. Based on the name, this congregation was likely a Church of God in Christ (COGIC) denomination. While open to all races, members in the churches are mostly African American. Georgia’s historic resource database indicates that the church was built in 1945. According to Google Street Views, this church was active until at least 2014.

A Leila Ross Wilburn Craftsman-Twin City, Georgia

This 1950 Craftsman was designed by Leila Ross Wilburn, the second woman in the South to become a licensed architect. Ross created architectural plan books for home design. Her first of nine plan books, Southern Homes and Bungalows, was published in 1914. These plan books created access for middle-class homeowners to professionally designed home blueprints. She is considered Georgia’s most prolific architect of homes.

In 2018, Sarah J. Boykin and Susan M. Hunter published a retrospective on her work titled Southern Homes and Plan Books.

This home is a contributing property to Twin City’s Historic District.