Tag Archives: South Georgia Farmhouses

Craftsman Farmhouse, Irwin County

This large Craftsman farmhouse and row of barns on Peach Road were obviously the center of a busy farm at one time. I made these photographs in 2001 and the structures were all gone by 2010-12.

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Board-and-Batten Tenant Farmhouse, Irwin County

This film photograph was made in 2001. This structure was demolished by 2013.

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Brown-Leaphart House, Irwin County

This simple gable front farmhouse has been a landmark in my travels between Fitzgerald and Irwinville all my life. Angie Sheffield Winn writes: The house originally belonged to Marshall Brown. He deeded it, along with five acres, to Jack and Gussie Leaphart to build a tractor repair shop on, in order to keep a tractor mechanic in the neighborhood. This is an edit of a film photograph made in 2001.

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Young Farmhouse, Circa 1880s, Ben Hill County

This house seemed sure to be lost, as it sat abandoned for many years, but luckily it had a happy ending. It was restored. It’s a central hallway farmhouse with a long addition at the rear. This photograph dates to 2001 and is among my earliest.

Dr. Johnny Young notes that this was once the home of his grandparents (Mr. & Mrs. J. R. F. Young) and his father (S. B. Young). They lived here from at least 1912 until 1927, when they built another home nearby. The Young family were among the earliest settlers of this area, the northwestern corner of present-day Ben Hill County.

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Currie House, 1850s, Laurens County

This well-maintained landmark is located just north of the Wheeler County line. Cherrie Currie Smith writes: This farm and home belonged to my grandparents, Elmer and Anne Lou Currie. The home was built before the Civil War.

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Central Hallway Farmhouse, Laurens County

This was amoong the most common vernacular housing styles in rural Georgia in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Quite a few still survive.

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Plantation Plain Farmhouse, Decatur County

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