Vernacular Farmhouse, Appling County

appling county ga highway 203 vernacular farmhouse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

This was one of those old farmhouses that I could never drive by without photographing. It always got my attention, standing alone in a field variously planted in cotton and tobacco. It was always the highlight of any trip on Georgia 203 between Alma and Jesup.

appling county ga vernacular farmhouse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

In January 2015, Mary Schafer shared this sad news: “I almost cried when we went through on Highway 203 on our way home to Ocilla for Thanksgiving, and this beautiful old house was gone. I always looked for it as a landmark. All that was left where it had stood was a couple of blocks. Sad to see our history disappear.” Judging by that, I would say the house was torn down in later summer or early autumn. I photographed it earlier last year.

appling county ga double pen farmhouse winter photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

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8 responses to “Vernacular Farmhouse, Appling County

  1. Larry H.Dixon

    Thank you Brian for the memories…God Bless!!

  2. Pingback: Abandoned Farmhouse, Appling County | Vanishing South Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown

  3. Mary Schafer

    I almost cried when we went through on Highway 203 on our way home to Ocilla for Thanksgiving, and this beautiful old house was gone. I always looked for it as a landmark. All that was left where it had stood was a couple of blocks. Sad to see our history disappear.

  4. Bill Henderson

    Brian-daughter Eleanor will be in touch. To check her book google
    Eleanor Henderson TEN THOUSAND SAINTS. More later

  5. Bill Henderson

    Cracker farmhouse is very reminiscent of our old house, but
    ours had an open hallway through it. And was raised off the ground. Beautiful

  6. Bill Henderson

    Brian- what a treasure you are. Recently visited old farm steads I grew up on in the 30’s. Buildings are all gone. Except the crossroads store at Lands crossing which my mother ran in 1937 &1938. Am retired architect now in Va.. whose daughter is author hoping to write a novel set here in the 30’s. Sherri Butler referred me to your site. Your work is a godsend. More later.

    • Thanks so much for getting in touch, Bill! I’d love to know more about your architecture, and about your mother and times around Lands Crossing…and please, put your daughter in touch with me. I’m also a writer…

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