I call these three houses triplets because they’re all essentially of the same design, certainly the work of the same builder. They’re located on Church Street, across from the Lumber City Methodist Church. Italianate is not a common style in this part of Georgia and to find three in a row is a treat indeed. They exhibit some elements of Greek Revival, and hence could also be referred to as Greek Revival Italianate. Quincy Webb notes that they were built by well-known steamboat captain John Day for his three daughters. He lived in a house by the railroad tracks, a block or so away from these.
This one retains its original appearance, except for the door, which is likely a replacement. And I believe all three originally had a tin roof.
This is the most modified of the three, with vinyl siding and the screened-in porch. Still, it was tastefully remodeled.
This is the most unmodified of the three, as evidenced in these views.
Though I’ve seen these houses many times, I was made more aware of their significance by my friend Terry Kearns, who photographed them and posted this entry on his wonderful blog, Architecture Tourist:
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