This is located just outside Tennille.
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I’m having a struggle as to how to identify the architecture of this house. It’s certainly a highly realized vernacular form. It has elements of French Colonial but sits too low to the ground and the roof is too simple. I’ve thought of it as Low Country plantation style, but that may be a big stretch. And again, it’s a bit short for that style. One thing I love about my work is the input I get from so many talented people. Input away!
A similar, but slightly smaller example is located in Egypt.
This is a great example of an intact early-20th-century farmstead. Its scope is more evident when viewed from a distance but it looks great from any angle.
The tobacco barns probably date to the middle of the last century and though not evident in this photograph, the one in the foreground is leaning badly. The “Cracker” style double-pen farmhouse is the real highlight of the property, though. The owners have done a great job in keeping it authentic and stabilized.
The plain double-pen style house is usually seen as an icon of Cracker culture and appears in various incarnations throughout the South. Multiple definitions of Cracker are debated, some negative and some positive, but the broader implication is that a cracker is simply a rural Southern farmer, usually of limited means but very self-reliant and always a devout defender of his land.
For a more academic definition: