Tag Archives: South Georgia Tenant Houses

Single Pen Tenant House, Mitchell County

This old tenant house has an added room, which is likely a bathroom, and a newer chimney. It’s possible it was repurposed as a cabin.

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Tenant Farmhouse, Irwin County

I’ve been photographing this wonderful tenant house for nearly 15 years. It’s a great example of a once-common form.

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Tenant Farmhouse, Tattnall County

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Tenant Farmhouse, Wayne County

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Single-Pen Tenant House, Laurens County

I photographed this structure from a distance so I’m unsure as to all the architectural details, but my initial identification is that it was a tenant house, perhaps dating to the late 19th century. It appears to be well-preserved.

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Vernacular Tenant House, Jefferson County

This is a “marriage” of two vernacular styles. The left section looks to have been a central hallway house while the right section was a saddlebag.

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Tenant Farmhouse Ruins, Evans County

Nearly lost, these two tenant houses stand at the edge of the road, ghosts barely hidden by woods. Tens of thousands of such houses once dotted the landscape of South Georgia, but I find fewer with each passing year.

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