3 Wright Square
by June (Lott) Nevar
23 January 1867 -- John duBignon gave his sister Catherine Amelia (duBignon) Hazlehurst the western one half of Old town Lot number 335. Glynn County Academy still owned the eastern half.
15 March 1871 -- Glynn County Academy sold one half of Old Town Lot number 335 to Robert Hazlehurst Sr. for $25.00. There was no dwelling listed on the deed. In 1890, the Brunswick City Directory list Dr. Robert Hazlehurst as living on the property. This is the earliest record of a house on the property, but one could have been built earlier.
October 1891 -- Robert Hazlehurst Sr.
sold the entire block of property of 3 Wright Square to his son, Robert
Hazlehurst Jr., for $5000.00. Dr. Hazlehurst
Sr. moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
13 October 1900 -- Mrs. Carrie L. Verdery sold Old Town Lot 335 (3 Wright Square) to Mr. Nathan Emanuel for $7500.00.
January 1929 -- Nathan Emanuel sold 3 Wright
Square to his wife Daisy (McIntosh) Emanuel. The deed
states, “That the first party for and in consideration of love and
affection which he has for and bears to the second party, his wife, hereby
grants, bargains, sells…” There is no price on the deed.
9 June 1932 -- Tax Lien was held against Mr. Nathan Emanuel for the State, County, and School Taxes for the year 1931. Mr. J. E. Register, Marshall of the City of Brunswick, stood on the steps of the Glynn County Court House and sold the northern half of Old Town Lot 335. The original price of the Lien was $160.23 and with taxes and various fees, the total amount was $177.69. The sale of the northern half was enough to satisfy the Tax Lien of $177.69. The property was sold to the City of Brunswick.
26 August 1932 -- Tax Lien for State, County, and School Taxes for the year 1931 was issued against Daisy Emanuel, the owner of 3 Wright Square, for $149.50. For sale was the southern one-fourth of the eastern one-half of Old Town Lot 335. After advertising, taxes and other costs, the total tax levied against her was $172.69. Mr. R. S. Pyles, the Sheriff of the City of Brunswick, sold the property during a Sheriff’s sale on the steps of the County Court House. Glynn County purchased the property.
16 October 1934 -- Nathan Emanuel Sr.; his daughters Daisy Emanuel and Virginia Emanuel; his son Nathan Emanuel Jr.; and Ellen Emanuel Robinson signed a loan for $2366.97 using 3 Wright Square for collateral. The monthly payments were $18.72. The loan was from the Home Owners Loan Corporation.
3 October 1939 -- Nathan Emanuel, Harry K. Emanuel, Nat. Emanuel, Jr., Daisy Emanuel Lewis, Ellen Emanuel Robinson, and Virginia Emanuel, all of Glynn County, defaulted on a Secure Deed loan to the Home Owners Loan Corporation. The principal of the loan for Old Town Lot 335 was $2366.97 on Oct 16, 1934. With interest at 5% and a monthly payment of $18.72, when they defaulted on the loan, the amount owed was $2250.00. After the Sheriff’s advertisement in the Brunswick News, once a week for four weeks in a row (October 7, 14, 21, 28), 3 Wright Square was sold in fee simple (free and clear) to the Home Owners Loan Corporation.
1940 -- Mrs. Mary Joanna Wade
bought 3 Wright Square from The Home Owners Loan Corporation.
She paid $2669.75 for the two story house and the land it sat on, half of
the northern half of Wright Square.
23 June 1952 -- Even though they did not want to lose the property, Joanna Wade sold 3 Wright Square when the city wanted to buy the northern half to build a junior high school. 3 Wright Square was sold for $42,900.00, all structures on the northern half of Wright Square were torn down the second week of February 1953. The school was opened in 1954.
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