Category Archives: Irwinville Places

Joe Dowdy at the Project Office

John Vachon/Library of Congress. (May 1938)

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Repaired House Near Irwinville

Carl Mydans/Library of Congress. (June 1936)

Mydans noted that there were 23 houses like this around Irwinville which had been repaired in one way or another.

The casual visitor to Irwinville will still see houses of this vernacular style today. Many have been in the same families for generations. (Note the Chinaberry tree on the right side of the photo).

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Irwinville School

Arthur Rothstein/Library of Congress. (September 1935)

The Irwinville School was torn down in the late 1970s, I believe.

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Construction of the Co-Op Gin at Irwinville

John Vachon/Library of Congress. (May 1938)

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Old Irwin County Courthouse, 1883

Arthur Rothstein/Library of Congress. (August 1935)

The old courthouse was decommissioned in 1910 when a new courthouse was opened in Ocilla. (Even though Ocilla was designated the county seat in 1907, Irwinville remained the defacto center of county government until the construction of the new courthouse). It served as apartments for those being resettled during the Irwinville Farms Project. It burned soon thereafter.

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Old House & Remodeled House at Irwinville

Arthur Rothstein/Library of Congress. (August 1935)

These houses are still standing, near the corner of Pinetta Road and the Irwinville Highway (Highway 32/125).

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Old Irwinville Baptist Church

John Vachon/Library of Congress. (May 1938)

If anyone from Irwinville Baptist Church knows more about the history of this building, especially when it was lost, please let me know.

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