I photographed this structure from a distance so I’m unsure as to all the architectural details, but my initial identification is that it was a tenant house, perhaps dating to the late 19th century. It appears to be well-preserved.
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I was so excited to receive this image from David Frey of an historic round barn in Laurens County; he was gracious enough to let me share it. He made the photograph in 1974, noting that it was a landmark to travelers between Dublin and Wrightsville in those days; the barn is still standing but no longer accessible to the public. As a result, I’m unable to share an exact location. This example is of the octagonal variety and though I have no idea as to a date, my best estimate would be 1900-1910.
A brief review of available references on the subject suggests this may be one of only two surviving round barns in Georgia; the other is the 14-sided Williamson Dairy barn in Jackson County. Another 14-sided example, the Dorough Round Barn at Hickory Level in Carroll County is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but is apparently in ruins or no longer extant.
According to Scott Thompson’s Pieces of Our Past this served as the National College of Business from 1961-64. It was also home to the Nancy Taylor Charm School.
Stubbs Park-Stonewall Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places