This is located across the highway from the gambrel-roof barn in the previous post. It was expanded into a gabled-ell form at some point in its history.
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This landmark farmhouse and barn were recently exposed after a clear-cut on the old River Road. My father brought them to my attention after traveling to Eastman to a baseball game recently.
It’s a typical unadorned example of one of the most common forms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but a very nice home for its time.
I’ve observed over the years that when properties are cleared, remaining abandoned structures are often quickly demolished to make way for changing land uses.
The log barn appears to be a corn crib or other storage structure. It is already collapsing but I’m honored to be able to document it.
This is one of the first vernacular farmhouses I ever photographed [this photo dates to 1999]. I believe it may have originally been a dogtrot, but I can’t confirm that. Rodney Gray writes: This home belonged to my grandmother Annie Purvis Gray’s brother, Richard Purvis. He had two sons who lived there and it now belongs to Glenn Purvis.
An original single-pen [one-room] log farmhouse is evident within the frame of what was apparently a slightly larger structure.
It’s truly an amazing survivor, likely dating to the late 19th century.
As the roofline and fireplace/chimney indicate, the expansion of the house was done relatively early in its history.
This view from the rear gives a better idea of the footprint of the original structure.