Buena Vista, Georgia: Pasaquan (In Transition)
- 238 Eddie Martin Rd, Buena Vista, GA
- From Buena Vista town square drive north on Hwy 41 for 1.5 miles. Bear left at the fork onto Hwy 137. Drive west 4.5 miles, then turn right onto CR 78/Eddie Martin Rd. Drive a half-mile to Pasaquan, on the right.
- Closed for restoration; to reopen Oct. 2016. (Call to verify)
- In Transition
Sprawling folk art environment created by the late Eddie Owens Martin (St. EOM) along the back roads of western Georgia. Imagery is distinctively pagan and occasionally PG-13. Currently closed for restoration; to reopen October 2016. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/25/2011]
Pasaquan: It's difficult to guess what St. EOM would have thought of this -- perhaps he'd dance through downtown Columbus, Georgia in his wizard duds -- but his Pasaquan, in Buena Vista, has just been added to the National Register of Historic Places [09/17/2008] Complete Story...
Pasaquan - St. EOM: July 4th, 2008 is the 100th birthday of Eddie O. Martin, aka St. EOM, aka the Boadacious Mystic Badass of Buena Vista, creator of Pasaquan. [07/03/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Pasaquan
Closed. You may set up an appointment to visit in town, at the city chamber of commerce visitor center. Chain link fenced, but beautiful anyways.[Marcia, 04/02/2012]
St. EOM's Home called Pasaquan. This guy was a living legend until he shot himself a few years back. Born in Buena Vista in the early part of the century, Abused by his father, he ran away to Greenwich Village in the '30s, became a prostitute, and returned to Buena Vista after his mother died to create Pasaquan and St. EOM. Told fortunes for a living and recreated his childhood home creating statues of dubious Indian origin. He had a dancing pit where he would perform, built walls and painted them in primary Sherman Williams colors. Never paid taxes, grew marijuana. It's an aberation by New York standards, but that is nothing to the striking contrast when viewed against the backdrop of Buena Vista Georgia, a monument in itself. The town economy is basically fueled by a chicken processing plant and a clothing enterprise whose major outlet is QVC.[Linda Grasso, 06/03/1997]