This is a great example of the standard “Cracker”-style tenant house.
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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.
From the front porch a view down the partly open breezeway, or dogtrot, leads to the rear kitchen, seen below.
An ancient fig tree grows wild beside the kitchen.
The bedrooms were quite spacious to accommodate large families. The original mantel remains in one, but is absent from another.
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.
This is one of the most unmodified dogtrots I’ve seen and I’m grateful to the Stanleys for allowing me access.