DARIEN, Ga. — Clay Davis has been chipping away at history on the McIntosh County Courthouse.
Davis is removing some of the stucco coating with its imbedded shells to resemble tabby to expose the original finish or, he says, as near as he can get to it.
With the outer stucco removed, Davis, the owner of Pride Works Construction, found several layers of paint and beneath that an overlay with a grid etched into it to resemble big masonry block, perhaps sandstone. In cracks through that, however, brick shows.
“I don’t know exactly when this tabby was put on,” Davis said. “They came in and tabbied over what was a beautiful facade.”