Tag Archives: South Georgia Farmhouses

Saddlebag Farmhouse, Dooly County

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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Abandoned Farmhouse, Pulaski County

This may be a tenant house or even an old commissary. It’s hard to tell in its present state. It’s just north of Finleyson.

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Plantation Plain Farmhouse, Circa 1850, Pulaski County

This I-House (also known as Plantation Plain) is being preserved, but I can’t locate any history other than the approximate date of construction. There two doors on the second floor indicate a porch once ran the length of the front facade and are a highly unusual feature for this form.

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Tile House, Pulaski County

This structure was one of several on the property, including a large cistern, made of this unusual multi-colored tile. It is quite unusual and will hopefully be preserved.

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Gabled-Ell Farmhouse & Log Corn Crib, Dodge County

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.

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Purvis Farmhouse, Irwin County

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.

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Melvin Purvis House, Laurens County

This six-gabled farmhouse (one is on the other side) was the home of Melvin and Martha Browning Purvis. It is an amazing example of  Folk Victorian construction and is maintained as an art studio today. Thanks to Marsheila Bush Rhodes for the identification.

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Winged-Gable Farmhouse, Laurens County

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Single-Pen Log Farmhouse, Laurens County

An original single-pen [one-room] log farmhouse is evident within the frame of what was apparently a slightly larger structure.

I have documented several other similar expanded houses, but this one offers a nice glimpse of the original, as the siding of the addition has been removed.

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.

 

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Farmhouse Ruins, Laurens County

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