Tag Archives: Georgia Vernacular Architecture

Cook House, Toombs County

This vernacular cottage is one of the most unique I’ve ever photographed and is well-maintained. I believe it was originally a residence but is likely now used as a cabin. This photograph dates to 2014.

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Macedonia Baptist Church, Circa 1930, Sterling

This historic African-American church was built circa 1930 and serves the Sterling community. I’m not sure if it has always been affiliated with the same congregation but will update it when possible.

This post begins our merger with Vanishing Coastal Georgia.

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Abandoned Baptist Church, Gough

This is one of two abandoned churches in Gough.

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Warehouse, Rosier

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Butler’s Mill, Burke County

This mill on Brushy Creek is located on private property. I photographed it from the roadside. I’d like to know more about its history.

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Double-Pen Log House, Tattnall County

The original part of this structure was recently revealed when asbestos siding was removed. I’ve driven past it numerous times over the years and always believed it to be “older” than it looked. Thanks to Raven Waters for making me aware of the work being done; I’m unsure if it will be saved.

It has obviously been modified over time, with the higher roof line and chimney being later additions, though the chimney is made of handmade brick, indicating that the changes were made many years ago. It’s possible that the windows and/or door were cut out of the earlier structure. Most surviving houses of this type in Georgia date to the late 19th-early 20th centuries.

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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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Double Shotgun Tenant House, Terrell County

This once-common form has become quite rare today. The house is divided into two residences by a wall through the middle.

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New Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Pineville

This church is located adjacent to the Pineville Church, illustrated in the previous post.

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Pineville Church, Marion County

The community that was home to this church has long been lost to history, but at one time, Pineville was a thriving place. Today, this church is all that remains, and it is quite a mystery.

The denomination of the church is not even confirmed, though it is presumed to have been Baptist. It is possible it was an African-American congregation, but that, too, is unclear. A nearby cemetery has added to the mystery, but was most likely associated with another church which no longer exists.

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Filed under --MARION COUNTY GA--, Pineville GA