I’m not sure about the history of this house, but I believe it was built around 1910. I knew a lady who was born here in 1917.
This house is to me one of the great rural landmarks of South Georgia, due not only to its imposing stature but its pastoral setting behind mossy oaks.
I know very little about the house except for general background shared by locals who are concerned about its ultimate fate. It was home to the Wasdens and later the Stranges and may have been divided into apartments at one time.
It was obviously surrounded by large porches, removed in recent years.
It’s located just south of Quitman on private property.
Thanks to Marian Phillips and Michael Williams for sharing photographs and inspiring me to find this place.
I’ve photographed this house many times and in trying to locate it on the website, for my own comparison, came up empty. With well over 10,000 images on Vanishing South Georgia, it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. But back to the house; it’s located at the corner of Greater Zachariah Church Road and Baxter-Durrence Road and was a rental property until recently. It’s an iconic vernacular style, popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries throughout the rural south. This one retains its original kitchen (later enclosed) but as you can see from the side view, the whole structure is in dire condition.