This house has been a landmark of rural Bulloch County for over a century. Overgrown shrubs and vines have recently been cleared, and the house seems too far gone to be saved at this point, which is a shame, since it’s the grandest Folk Victorian I’ve ever seen. According to a fellow photographer who attended Georgia Southern in the early 1970s, the house was abandoned then, and was called the “Haunted House” by students and locals alike. I don’t believe it’s haunted, and though it looks the worse for wear, descendants of the family still keep a watchful eye on it and are rightfully proud of its history. Trespassing is prohibited but it’s okay to photograph it from the roadside.
Here’s a view from the west front today, and as it looked in its early days.
Courtesy Statesboro Regional Library
And here a few more shots from various perspectives.