Tag Archives: South Georgia Farmhouses
The present owners of this house, known as the Vickers-Howard House, are seeking someone who can move it or salvage the timber; otherwise it faces imminent demolition. It is my understanding that the owners prefer to see it moved but they can’t wait long. Considering the recent loss of the antebellum Hendley Foxworth Horne House, and the looming loss of the Johnston House, it would be wonderful if someone could purchase and save this one.
If you or someone you know is serious about purchasing and moving this house, you can contact the owner here. Please do not contact them if you are not serious. [As a matter of disclosure I am not an agent of nor do I represent the owners of this property. The link is shared from social media].
A historic preservationist has suggested to me that he believes this to be one of the oldest surviving houses in lower Southeast Georgia, perhaps dating to the 1830s. Definitely antebellum and likely built within the first three decades of settlement in Wayne County, it features a recessed chimney and original log attached kitchen.
This wonderful landmark is located just at the edge of town. It’s a Queen Anne with unusually high-pitched ornamental cross gables. Thanks to Jeffrey Horne for the identification; he notes it’s sometimes referred to as “the Big House”. Becki Horton also notes that the Rogers family lived here after the Hornes.