Carver Farm, 1936, Irwin County

Irwinville Farms GA Leon Vera Bradford House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

This home was built for the Carver family by the Irwinville Farms Project, an initiative of the Farm Security Administration.

Irwinville Farms GA Bradford House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Because the houses were utilitarian and therefore quite small, most families outgrew them. A variety of expansions can be seen on most of the surviving Irwinville Farms houses today; the Bradford house has a minimal addition at the rear but it’s still one of the best examples of the way houses were originally built on the project.

Irwinville Farms GA Bradford Farm FSA Tobacco Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I’ve photographed the tobacco barn on the farm many times over the years, and it remains one of my favorites. It’s an iconic symbol of Irwinville Farms.

Irwinville Farms GA Bradford Farm Tobacco Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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6 responses to “Carver Farm, 1936, Irwin County

  1. Denise Jones

    That old tobacco barn was on the Carver place… My grandparents.. I live there now… Brings back alot of memories…

  2. Brian, can you provide a place to let you know that we’ve seen and “like” your photos, rather than commenting on each photo.

  3. Janet

    I’d love to live in one today!

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