Small towns, art deco, and the whims of fashion ... and preserving the past!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Art Deco in Hogansville Georgia by Richard WeisserBack in the late 1920's, a new architectural fad was spreading like wildfire across the land. Art deco was the haute couture of builders seeking clean lines and a "modern" contemporary look.

And while the Empire State Building in New York City is one of the finest examples and the largest monument to the craze, the genre was not limited to big cities and high budgets. It endures today in small towns across America.

The photo is part of the old Rialto Theatre n Hogansville Georgia. Hogansville is a small town even today, a mill village that still depends on agriculture and textiles for survival.

But the old Rialto, now refurbished as City Hall, stands proud and tall on the well preserved main street through the historic downtown district.

So even though styles change, there are classics that endure forever, bolstered by those that seek to preserve an important part of our architectural history! Thanks to their efforts, the works of the past serve today as living museums.

And that's a good thing!

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JL Boney, III
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I can't think of any building right off hand here that fit the style, but I'm sure their are some. It's always neat to see different parts of towns that pay homage to the architectural fads of their period.

March 13, 2009 01:55 PM
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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We have a few buildings in our area but most of our buildings are quite traditional.

March 13, 2009 02:19 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Richard:  We have to work on that last line.  Conjuring up images of the homemaker queen Martha Stewart.  As for the picture, another great one.  It's so modern looking I thought I first you might be dabbling in CGI.  Have a great weekend.

March 13, 2009 05:07 PM
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Don Rogers
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RW,

We have talked about this before and I very much agree.  We do need to preserve some of our history, it is fast fading.

March 13, 2009 07:19 PM
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Richard...I see some of the styles reflecting on our past designs.  That is not all bad!

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