Tag Archives: South Georgia Log Structures

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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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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Hall-and-Parlor Farmhouse & Log Barn, Laurens County

This property has recently been cleared, exposing this hall-and-parlor farmhouse and log stock barn. Both structures are very endangered. The barn is a rare example.

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Berry C. Thompson House, Late 19th Century, Mount Vernon

This was the home of Littleberry “Berry” Columbus Thompson, Jr. (1846-1911) and his wife Mary Julia McKay Thompson (1843-1916). It was moved here from rural Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Historic Village, Brewton-Parker College

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Cooper-Conner House, Circa 1798, Mount Vernon

Brewton-Parker College maintains a nice collection of historic structures* illustrative of pioneer life in rural Georgia from the late 18th century to the late 19th century. These are publicly accessible and there is no cost to visit. The most important of these is the Cooper-Conner House, built with slave labor for Revolutionary War veteran Richard Cooper (1758-1836) in the Dead River community [about nine miles from its present location]. Thomas Benton Conner bought the house from George Cooper in 1838. It was moved to this site in an effort to preserve it. [Some sources date this to 1779].

*-Most online references locate this on David-Eliza Fountain Circle, which is the front campus, but the Historic Village is actually located on Lakeshore Drive.

Montgomery County Historic Village, Brewton-Parker College

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Corn Crib, Washington County

Anne Chamlee made this photograph just south of Oconee in March 1991. She shares my fascination with old log structures.

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Log Farmhouse, Twiggs County

This log farmhouse includes an attached kitchen, with siding likely added later. Window placement on the house suggests a remodel at some point.

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Single-Pen Log Farmhouse, Circa 1890, Twiggs County

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Sheppard Barn, Ben Hill County

This barn was recently exposed after some trees were cut. Susan Sheppard Brown notes that it was built by her grandfather, Bill Sheppard, circa 1960, from pine saplings he cut on the property.

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Nevil Farm Tenant House, Bulloch County

I spoke with the lady who lives next door to this old tenant house and she stated that her husband grew up here. It is a log house and the siding was added later.

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