This is a common vernacular style in South Georgia. The two front doors were a utilitarian feature.
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Some places are beyond repair, but the churches that have been refurbished are absolutely gorgeous !!!!!
Brian, I’ll bet you have heard of a “preacher’s room” haven’t you? Some old houses were built with a 2d door on the front that accessed a guest bedroom that may or may not have another door connecting to the rest of the house. The original intent was to allow a circuit riding preacher to enter on a late night arrival as he rode his charge and bed down without disturbing the rest of the family. Don’t know whether the extra door here serves such a function, but it is a feature often found in older Plantation Plain houses. Times have certainly changed…can’t imagine anybody now days, even in a rural area, leaving an unlocked door that welcomed a late traveler!
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