Keen House, 1853, Oglethorpe

oglethorpe ga keen house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This vernacular Greek Revival is one of Oglethorpe’s best-documented and impressive homes.


Filed under --MACON COUNTY GA--, Oglethorpe GA

4 responses to “Keen House, 1853, Oglethorpe

  1. Susan

    Yes, it was the Lutheren parsonage

  2. Was this ever the parsonage for the Lutheran Church?

    • I’m not sure, Joanne, but since it’s right next door, I wouldn’t be surprised.

      • My uncle was the pastor there c. 1959. I remember visiting as a child and sleeping in a big four poster bad under those high ceilings. One year there was a bumper crop of peaches and the local farmers opened up the orchards for picking. My father and uncles drove up from Savannah and we had a freezer full of peaches through the winter. There was also some
        story about the house being a survivor of a yellow fever epidemic when many houses burned to eradicate the contagion. (Maybe the mosquito larvae were thought to be the wood?) Do you know anything about this?

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