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E. D. Brown Farmhouse, Owensboro

Owensboro GA Wilcox County Brown Farm House Vernacular Architecture Photogrpah Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I photograph this house two or three times a year. I don’t know what intrigues me so much, but the porch is very inviting.

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Clapboard Farmhouse, Owensboro

Owensboro GA Wilcox County White Clapboard Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Souh Georgia USA 2014

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Abandoned Farmhouse, Screven County

Screven County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Unpainted Clapboard Siding Clearcut Timber Hunting Land Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I often run across old farmhouses like this one, exposed after a pine plantation has been clear-cut.

Screven County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Front Porch Wysteria Vines Trash Abandoned Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

They’re usually near the end of their existence and sometimes they’re full of the remants of past lives.

Screven County GA Abandoned House Interior Bare Walls Curtain Sunlight Blue Ticking Stripe Mattresses Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Screven County GA Abandoned House Interior Bare Walls Curtain Clothes Hanging in Corner Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Screven County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Interior Bare Walls Haint Blue Trim Black Naugahyde Couch Sofa Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Screven County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Interior 1970s Console Television Yellow Wall Paper Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Judging by the items in the house, it’s probably been at least thirty years since anyone was here.

Screven County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Unpainted Clapboard Siding Clearcut Timber Hunting Land Forgotten Abandoned Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Front Porch, Tuckahoe Road

Screven County GA Front Porch Screen Door Tattered Blue Chair Abandoned Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Millhaven Plantation, Screven County

Millhaven Plantation GA Screven County Farming Operations Water Tower Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Millhaven dates to 1769. It’s grown over the past two centuries into a mixed-purpose property that still includes active farming operations, timber holdings and hunting reservations. Today, it’ s owned by William S. Morris III of the Morris Communications Company, who has received awards for it conservation and management. That’s no small accomplishment considering it’s the largest farm operating as a single unit east of the Mississippi. The images that follow represent employee-related structures from the early to mid-20th century. I’d like to know more about them.

Millhaven Plantation GA Screven County Employee Housing Largest Farm East of Mississippi Abandoned Unit Red Siding Wooden Shingles Under Tin Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Millhaven Plantation GA Screven County Employee Housing Farms Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Millhaven GA Screven County Plantation Hunting Lands Largest Single Unit Farm East of Mississippi River Vernacular House Screen Porch Yellow Siding Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I’m not sure if the building below was a home or if it had a more public use.

Millhaven GA Screven County Plantation Largest Single Unit Farm East of Mississippi River Commissary Office Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Bonnell-Lovett House (Before 1823), Screven County

Lovett House Early 19th Century Landmark Plantation Architecture Two and a half stories Screven County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

There is little information publicly available on this landmark, owned by the Lovett family of northern Screven County. Some have suggested that the Marquis de Lafayette visited here on his tour of Georgia in 1823 or 1824 but his itinerary doesn’t necessarily suggest this. He did, however, pass through the area en route from Augusta to Milledgeville; if he did stop here, the house can be dated to 1823 at the latest. Some have suggested that it is as early as 1803, but until I have better information, I can’t say for sure.  I believe it was built by Anthony Bonnell. Some of this information may be obscured as the Bonnells and the Lovetts were involved in a contentious land feud in the early days.

Lovett House Early 19th Century Landmark Plantation Architecture Screven County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

When viewed from the front, this home has a Plantation Plain appearance, but as can be seen in the top photograph, it has a half-story above the first two and that wasn’t so common to the style. It could be a later modification, or it could be a simple interpretation of the Georgian style.

Lovett House Early 19th Century Landmark Plantation Architecture Screven County GA In the Shade Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Thanks to Joe Jeselnik for suggesting this great old house and to Kenneth Dillon Dixon for some of the background information.

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Abandoned Farmhouse, Jacksonboro

Screven County GA Jacksonboro Area Abandoned Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is located near the Seaborn Goodall House. Though I locate it as the Jacksonboro community, it isn’t contemporary to it.

Screven County GA Jacksonboro Area Abandoned Farmhouse Unpainted Boards Haint Blue Trim Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Farmhouse & Barn, Tattnall County

Tattnall County GA Old Farmhouse Vernacular Architecture Pecan Orchard Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georga USA 2014

This classic farmhouse and barn are located in a large pecan orchard.

Barn Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Log Farmhouse, Tattnall County

Old Log Farm House Tenant Era Vernacular Architecture Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This structure is virtually unchanged from the time I first photographed it over three years ago,  a testament to the superiority of older construction methods…

Old Log Farm House Tenant Era Endangered Vernacular Architecture Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Farmhouse, Tattnall County

Tattnall County GA Old Farm House Clapboard Vernacular Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is located near Stoney Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

Hydrangea at an Old Farmhouse Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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