Houses like this one, on the fringe of historic neighborhoods, have potential for restoration but are often overlooked.
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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’.
This is an unusual vernacular interpretation of the Craftsman style, with Folk Victorian porch posts.
Linda Odum Reynolds writes: I thought it might be of some interest to readers to know that the house labeled “Eclectic Vernacular House, Odum”, was built by my great grandfather Godfrey Odum in 1903. My family and I have had the privilege and joy of being the owners and caretakers of this Grand Old Lady for more than 20 years. Mr. Beecher and Mrs. Maggie Overstreet and daughter Shelma called the Old Lady home for more than 40 years before she was handed down to our care. The Overstreet family left evidence of their tender, loving care in every inch of Her.
I’m thrilled to see these old places given recognition. Each one of them hold the memories of the lives of those who have called them home. For me, it is a sacred and blessed opportunity to preserve them and the history they hold whenever possible. And I am deeply grateful to those of you who keep this website online and I so appreciate the hard work you dear “keepers of the memories” do for us.