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Dogtrot, Late 19th Century, Tattnall County

Leta Mac Stripling Farmily Dogtrot Farm House Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This was the birthplace and childhood home of the late centenarian, Leta Mac (McCall) Stripling. It’s located on her descendants’ farmland near the Altamaha community and is soon to be restored.

Dogtrot Breezeway Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015 B

From the front porch a view down the partly open breezeway, or dogtrot, leads to the rear kitchen, seen below.

Dogtrot Farm House Tattnall County GA Kitchen Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015 B

An ancient fig tree grows wild beside the kitchen.

Tattnall County GA Dogtrot Fig Tree Kitchen Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The bedrooms were quite spacious to accommodate large families. The original mantel remains in one, but is absent from another.

Tattnall County Dogtrot Leta Mac McCall Stripling Property Interior Fireplace Mantel Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Dogtrot Farmhouse Tattnall County GA Leta McCall Stripling Home Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The small room seen below, at the front corner of the house, was probably used for storing vegetables or other essential items, though I’m unsure of its purpose. It’s much smaller than the two bedrooms.

Dogtrot Farmhouse Altamaha Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA  2015

This is one of the most unmodified dogtrots I’ve seen and I’m grateful to the Stanleys for allowing me access.

Tattnall County Dogtrot Side View Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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Farmhouse, Tattnall County

Farm House in Pecan Orchard Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This style was once very abundant in South Georgia.

Tattnall County GA Farm House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Abandoned Farmhouse, New Era

New Era GA Abandoned Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The beauty in the remaining New Era houses lies in their abandonment and their quiet surrender to the elements. I can only imagine the hard-working souls who once labored here.

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Farmhouse, New Era

New Era GA Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This L-shaped vernacular house was likely a tenant dwelling.

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Tenant Farmhouse, Ben Hill County

Abandoned Tenant Farm House Tar Paper Ben Hill County GA Williams Farm Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is located on the Williams farm in the Pine Level community.

Abandoned Tenant House Williams Farm Pine Level Community Ben Hill County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Abandoned Farmhouse, Appling County

Appling County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Razed in 2014 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Another favorite farmhouse from Appling County. I learned this was razed in 2014. This photograph dates to 2012. Click on the links below for other images.

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2011/07/06/abandoned-farmhouse-georgia-highway-203/

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2010/10/04/abandoned-farmhouse-in-cotton-field/

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Cracker Farmhouse, Appling County

Cracker Farmhouse Appling County GA Vernacular Architecture Landmark Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is a new edit of a photograph made in late 2010. After traveling past the place for several years without knowing the house existed, I was amazed when the property owners cleared the land and exposed it. It’s among the nicest examples of Cracker style I’ve seen. Jesse Bookhardt commented on the original version on 9 February 2012:  I was born in a share cropper’s cracker shack like this one and seeing them still evokes strong emotions. We need never forget our heritage though for many of us we have long left that world behind. Once you have South Georgia sand in your brogan shoe, it never completely leaves.

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