Brinson Homeplace, 1859, Emanuel County

Brinson Homeplace Emanuel County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Kenneth Dixon writes: This house was built in 1859, likely by Judge Benjamin E. Brinson (1800-1861) or his son, the Hon. Jesse Adam Brinson (1826-1883). It sits on the site of an earlier log house, which was moved and was being used as a barn in 1978. The original appearance of the house was probably a Georgian gabled-ell cottage. Successive generations added a hallway and an extra room, along with other exterior changes. John Ivy Brinson (1896-1992) (grandson of Jesse Adam Brinson) and his wife Mary Groover Brinson (1912-2005) made interior alterations about 1939 and enclosed the breezeway about 1948.

Pink Camelia Theaceae Iconic Southern Shrub Emanuel County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Two of the barns are of a very interesting design, not often seen in South Georgia.

Brinson Homeplace Barn with Trellis Doors Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Due to their proximity to the locally famous Coleman barns , I wonder if they were accomplished by the same builder, or at the very least inspired by them.

Brinson Homeplace Barn with Trellis Doors Symmetryical Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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3 responses to “Brinson Homeplace, 1859, Emanuel County

  1. Kenneth Dixon

    This house was built in 1859, likely by Judge Benjamin E. Brinson (1800-1861) or his son, the Hon. Jesse Adam Brinson (1826-1883). It sits on the site of an earlier log house, which was moved and was being used as a barn in 1978. The original appearance of the house was probably a Georgian gabled-ell cottage. Successive generations added a hallway and an extra room, along with other exterior changes. John Ivy Brinson (1896-1992) (grandson of Jesse Adam Brinson) and his wife Mary Groover Brinson (1912-2005) made interior alterations about 1939 and enclosed the breezeway about 1948.

  2. kwgaynor

    What a gorgeous old place. I love the fencing in front of the house.

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