Tag Archives: Georgia Tenant Houses

McElheney Tenant House, Jasper County

This saddlebag tenant house is similar in style to the typically taller New England saltbox house. This is due to the shed room at the back of the house. Thanks to Carlton Henderson for the identification.

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Tenant House, Atkinson County

This house likely has connections to the turpentine industry.

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Tenant Farmhouse, Atkinson County

This tenant farmhouse features an added room. Though these additions are sometimes called “preacher’s rooms”, they were often simply made to accommodate growing families.

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Abandoned Tenant Farmhouse, Irwin County

This photograph was made in 2010. The house has been gone for many years.

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Single Pen Tenant Farmhouse, Bulloch County

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Saddlebag Tenant Farmhouse, Sumter County

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Hall-and-Parlor Tenant Farmhouse, Sumter County

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Single-Pen Tenant Farmhouse, 1935, Marion County

This is one of the most extraordinary tenant houses I’ve ever seen.

At first glance, it appears to be a typical example of the form.

But further inspection reveals an inscription on the local stone chimney, dating it to 29 March 1935. While I have seen a few dated chimneys in my travels, this is the first one I’ve encountered on such a utilitarian structure. It’s an amazing testament to the pride of the builder, who may have also been the tenant.

As this remnant wall suggests, this already tiny house was subdivided, suggesting it may have been home to two tenants.

It also includes a shed room at the rear of the house, which is relatively typical with this form.

 

 

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Hall-and-Parlor Tenant Farmhouse, Crisp County

This hall-and-parlor farmhouse features a so-called “preacher’s room” off the left front porch. It has been a landmark to me in my travels between Cordele and Americus for many years.

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Board-and-Batten Farmhouse, Laurens County

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