Tag Archives: South Georgia Vernacular Architecture

General Store, Jefferson County

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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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Saddlebag House, Jefferson County

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Commissary, Emanuel County

I have tentatively identified this as part of the Peebles farm, dating to the mid-1920s.

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Vernacular Greek Revival Cottage, Shell Bluff

Though this great little house has a slightly Victorian appearance, I believe its origins are earlier, perhaps as a vernacular Greek Revival.

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General Store Ruins, Shell Bluff

A hunting camp is about the only sign of life one encounters in the Shell Bluff community today, but this appears to have been a country/general store at one time. Dale Reddick notes:  Shell Bluff is well southeast and downstream along the Savannah River from the Fall Line. And then, there’s that community of Shell Bluff at the intersection of GA 23 with GA 80. It’s separated by several miles from the actual Shell Bluff & Shell Bluff Landing on the Savannah River. That duality causes problems when discussing “Shell Bluff,” as in which one you mean.

Shell Bluff, in general, derives its name from the fossils of giant oysters that have been found near here, in an area that was once the shallow part of an ancient sea.

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Dan Beasley House, 1907, Hopeulikit

This was the home of Dan and Mary Akins Beasley.

 

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Filed under --BULLOCH COUNTY GA--, Hopeulikit GA