Tag Archives: South Georgia Shotgun Houses

Shotgun House, Crisp County

The porch is an unfortunate later addition, but the house seems to be in otherwise original condition.

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Shotgun House, Colquitt County

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Shotgun Houses, Leary

I found several shotgun houses in Leary. I’ve always liked them and find them increasingly difficult to locate in authentic condition. The tiny house and sustainable architecture movements have been responsible for new versions popping up all over the place, but the originals have a character all their own.

Even with such a simple style there’s variation and that’s what I like about the Leary examples.


Filed under --CALHOUN COUNTY GA--, Leary GA

Shotgun House, Telfair County


Though not the traditional style shotgun house, this is a good example of a slight variation of this iconic vernacular form. It’s wider than most shotgun houses, but is still just two rooms connected by a common doorway.

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Cotton Mill Tenant House, Poulan


I first thought this to be a commissary but Hugh Harris West writes that this was not a commercial structure. It was a shotgun cotton mill house and I knew the families who lived there in the ’40’s and ’50’s. There was an identical house to the right of this. I do not know what is stored, if anything, in this structure now. The exterior window treatments were changed when it ceased to be a dwelling.


Filed under --WORTH COUNTY GA--, Poulan GA

Shotgun House, Fitzgerald


This is one of just a few shotgun houses still standing in Fitzgerald.



Filed under --BEN HILL COUNTY GA--, Fitzgerald GA

Shotgun House, Barwick

Barwick GA Brooks County Shotgun House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015


Filed under --BROOKS COUNTY GA--, Barwick GA