Hip Roof Tenant Houses, New Era

new era road sumter county ga tenant houses photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

This is the view that will always come to my mind when I think of New Era. New Era Road, looking west, reveals the hip-roof tenant houses that most characterize the agricultural history of the place. I presume there were more here at one time, but they’ve been lost to time. These will probably be gone before long.

new era ga hip roof tenant house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

The houses were very basic. One of the surviving pair has a pyramidal roof and the other a hip roof.

new era ga tenant house chinaberry tree photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Chinaberry seedlings stand guard, likely descendants of a larger tree that once provided valuable shade.

new era ga abandoned hip roof house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

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