Tag Archives: South Georgia Farmhouses

Board-and-Batten Tenant House, Washington County

Washington County GA Tennille Area Abandoned Tenant Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is located just outside Tennille.

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Vernacular Farmhouse, Jefferson County

Jefferson County GA Vernacular Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian  Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Raines Farmhouse, Worth County

Worth County GA Vernacular Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Pioneer Farmhouse, Clinch County

Clinch County GA Double Pen House near Rama Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This double-pen farmhouse has wooden shingles under the tin roof, but the chimney looks like a replacement. Either way, it’s a landmark pioneer house and in relatively good shape.

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Farmhouse, Tattnall County

Tattnall County GA Farmhouse Triple Side Vents Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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.

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2013/03/17/vernacular-farmhouse-egypt/

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Board-and-Batten Farmhouse, Washington County

Washington Count GA Old Hunting Cabin Pecan Trees Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Historic Farmstead, Tattnall County

Tattnall County GA Historic Farmstead Photograph Copyright Briian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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.

Tatnall County GA DL Dutton Road Historic Farmstead Tobacco Barns Cracker House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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.

Tattnall County GA Cracker Double Pen House Iconic Southern Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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:

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/crackers

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