Classic South / Sandersville

Charles E. Choate Exhibit

131B W. Haynes St.
Sandersville, GA 31082

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  • Charles E. Choate Architecture

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Charles E. Choate, a native of Houston County, was a Methodist minister and architect in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He designed several churches throughout the state, as well as commercial buildings and residences, particularly in Washington County. Choate's designs has been documented in more than two dozen Georgia towns and cities, as well as at sites in Florida, Alabama, and the Carolinas. Choate's buildings are often located in railroad towns, and the largest concentration of his work is found in Sandersville and Tennille, where Choate settled at the turn of the century.

A collection of drawings and paintings are in display on this self-guided tour. Many documented and identified buildings by Choate can be found in Sandersville and Tennille. Thirteen have been place on Historic Register. Pick up tour brochures at Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

Visit the Chamber of Commerce to view a multimedia exhibit of the life and works of Charles E. Choate. Using study guides and location maps, enjoy a self-guided driving tour of documented buildings by the architect. Thirteen of his designs in Washington County have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages