Folk Victorian Farmhouse, Dooly County

This exceptional double-pen farmhouse in northwestern Dooly County, featuring a shed room at the rear, is a highly stylized example of the form. Queen Anne porch posts give the house its distinct appearance, and the floor-to-ceiling windows and transom are unusual features for such a small house.

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2 responses to “Folk Victorian Farmhouse, Dooly County

  1. Wanda Smith

    Brian,

    What do you mean by a double-pen farmhouse?

    Also, do you know why so many old homes in GA that had long front porches across the front had two front doors?

    Wanda Smith

    • Wanda, double-pen simply means two rooms. It was once a more common term, when there were more houses of this utilitarian form still around. The second door may have been a preacher’s room, for traveling preachers, or perhaps, in the case of a tenant house, just a separate entrance for a separate family.

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