Vernacular Farmhouse, Lands Crossing

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As readers have suggested, I believe this may have originated as a log house.

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5 responses to “Vernacular Farmhouse, Lands Crossing

  1. Do you have a picture of the Henry Land farm house? Also, I am interested if you have a picture of John Noah Gibbs’ long house. I have one taken in 1970. It is a beautiful house.

    Jeannene Bridges Spessard

  2. wendell a. theus

    Interesting old house. I would have difficulty in aging this house. Some elements look very old, some maybe not so old. Many older homes encompassed the chimneys within the house itself to protect the poor quality of the bricks and mortar of the time. Also there was the fact of heat being gained inside from the chimney contained within. Note the energy efficiency gained by the awnings over the windows. Newer construction? Also, note double front doors, common for older homes having a living room door and usually a door for master bedroom entry> My mothers place is like this here in Long County, built around 1865-1870. Thanks

  3. Brian, this more than likely an old double-pen log under that covering. The roofline is the same as many I’ve seen (where the roof goes around the top of the chimney), and the ceilings are extremely high.

    • I think that might be true…the outside boards look really old, but the house looks even older.

      • Ben Dooley

        I very much agree with Olivia that this house was built as a double pen log structure. The long gable roof overhang was very typical of such a house. The typical timber framed Plantation Plain style houses usually had little if any gable overhang. The second door may lead to a “preacher’s room”. A room with a separate door for travelers (circuit riding preachers) to slip into a bed when arriving after the family was already in bed. It would be interesting to know whether the room accessed by the 2d door also has an interior door connecting to the rest of the house. “preacher’s rooms” often had only the exterior door.

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