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Gone: A Photographic Plea for Preservation

It’s impossible to overlook the irony one sees when looking upon the decay and ruin of a once grand Southern mansion, especially for those of us who grew up in the South. I’m at once haunted and irresistibly drawn to these ghostly vestiges — fading shadows of a former grandeur built upon the backs of slave […]

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DeVaughn Home

This home — which is a mere shadow of its former self — is known locally in Montezuma, Ga., as “The House on Literary Hill,” and was built by Capt. J.E. DeVaughn in 1885. I snapped these shots on a recent drive through Central and South Georgia. To read more about Capt. DeVaughn and “The […]

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The House on Literary Hill

It was on one of those typical smoldering, sun-drenched afternoons last summer when I happened upon “The House on Literary Hill.” I was traveling the back roads — as I often do — and on this day they led me through the sleepy South Georgia town of Montezuma. The architectural majesty of this old mansion, which […]

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Montezuma Depot

As part of our mission to bring you as much of the good of Southern culture as possible, we introduce our “Southern Snapshots” series. Some may be artfully composed beauty shots, others may be just quick grabs of interesting sights on the back roads of “God’s country.” Here’s a snapshot of the old train depot […]

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