I’d come across a post about an abandoned school in Zebulon, Georgia and I wanted to see it for myself. I made some calls and found out that the school was locked, but after speaking with the mayor’s office I was told that the mayor would meet me and allow me to look around and make some photographs. The old school fell into disuse sometime during the 1980’s and it has sat unoccupied all this time.
Mayor Mike Beres met me at the school, this happened in mid-December this past year, and told me that the city of Zebulon is considering replacing the roof in order to keep the building functional. The city is willing to sell the building as well. If you were from Atlanta, for example, and wanted to invest in the building, you could possibly turn it into an arts center, or something of the like. It has a large auditorium and a hallway of classrooms, an antique, functioning furnace, and it might be the right project for the right person or organization. So consider this not only a post about an abandoned building, but also a sort of open house. You can contact Mayor Beres at 770-567-8748 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This first old home was on the road between Carrolltown and Newnan, GA.
This is an old storefront in Newnan, GA.
I thought I sensed someone watching.
This is a beautiful old southern home, fortunately not burned by Sherman on the march through Atlanta, that is being restored. It was one of many beautiful old homes.
Another southern mansion.
The front of the old Zebulon School.
Inside the entrance to the old school in Zebulon. From this point on you can take a virtual walk through the school.
The courthouse in Zebulon sits on a classic downtown square for which the south is famous.
Across the street from the courthouse is a nice barbecue restaurant.
As I left town and passed through another small Georgia town I couldn’t help but smile at the sign on a local Dairy Queen. “I’ll take the Jesus loves you Double Cheese Combo please.”
I have to admit, at the end of the day I still couldn’t quite shake that mannequin I’d seen in the morning.
There it is, the old Zebulon school and surroundings. Be sure to contact Mayor Beres if you have an interest in it.