Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pictures from Augusta, Georgia -- The Ezekiel Harris House and Sibley Mill

Ezekiel Harris House 
1822 Broad Street


My very first entry (and Part II) in this blog concerns this late-18th century home. When I wrote the entry, I could not find a usable modern photograph of the house. On my return from Charleston, I stopped to photograph the house. The house is now owned by the Augusta Museum and the house is now only open by appointment. The house does seem to be requiring some maintenance. The yard needed mowing, a chimney has crumbled and the kitchen garden is deplorable. Despite this, the house still stands proudly above Broad Street.

Historical marker for the Ezekiel Harris House.
Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

Ezekiel Harris House.
Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

Front door. Compare this to the 1934 image in the original article.
Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

The back of the house with the "haunted" stairwell.
Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

Sign for tours by appointment only.
Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

A crumbling chimney.
Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

The desolate kitchen garden.
Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

Sibley Mill
1717 Goodrich Street


This historic mill sits on the site of the Confederate Powder Works constructed in 1862. The large chimney out front is the only remaining part of that original building. The mill behind it was constructed after the war as a textile mill. This site was convered as part of my article on Haunted Georgia.

Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

Photo 2011, by Lewis Powell IV, all rights reserved.

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