Tag Archives: South Georgia Hip-Roof & Pyramidal Houses

James Stapleton Jr. House, 1886, Stapleton

Dr. Fay Stapleton Burnett, who has numerous family connections to the area, writes: When we went to Stapleton Ga. today, I discovered this house was originally owned by James Stapleton Jr. (1862-1941), son of Col. James Stapleton and my Grandfather’s half brother. He later moved from this house to the home of the late Mrs. Marguerite Newsome, just down the street. It is a large white two story home with a great old barn across the road – perhaps it has been posted as well. The glass globes on the weather vane/lightning rods were light lavender today. I thought they were more red in color, so not sure if they change with temperature and conditions, or I am just wrong!!




Filed under --JEFFERSON COUNTY GA--, Stapleton GA

Pyramidal Roof Tenant Farmhouses, Telfair County

These are two of  the best-preserved houses of this style I have found. Once common throughout Georgia, they’re increasingly rare today.


Filed under --TELFAIR COUNTY GA--

Hip-Roof Farmhouse, Emanuel County

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Filed under --EMANUEL COUNTY GA--

Pyramidal Roof Farmhouse, Colquitt County

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Filed under --COLQUITT COUNTY GA--

New South Cottage, Quitman

Houses like this one, on the fringe of historic neighborhoods, have potential for restoration but are often overlooked.


Filed under --BROOKS COUNTY GA--, Quitman GA

Vernacular Farmhouse, Decatur County

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Filed under --DECATUR COUNTY GA--

Sam Engram House, Circa 1913, Zetto

Brothers Dan and Ed Giles, whose family has farmed the surrounding countryside for over fifty years, have transformed this historic home into the Pine Ridge Plantation lodge. They have modernized the space while maintaining its historic integrity and the plantation has quickly become one of the premier hunting destinations in Southwest Georgia. Though sometimes spelled ‘Ingram’, old timers from the area have written that it was spelled ‘Engram’.

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Filed under --CLAY COUNTY GA--, Zetto GA