Tag Archives: South Georgia Vernacular Architecture

Vernacular Bungalow, Jesup

A nice variety of vernacular and formal styles can be found in Jesup’s historic residential area. It would be nice to see better documentation and a National Register of Historic Places designation for this area. I’m really surprised that no such effort has been made to date.

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Turpentine Cabin, Wefanie

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Tenant Farmhouse, Ben Hill County

Most tenant houses were either in the shotgun style or the gable-front style seen here.

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Landsburg United Methodist Church, 1902, Wheeler County

In 1884, a small Methodist congregation began meeting near Landsburg in a log structure. They relocated to to this location sometime thereafter and built the present church which is still in use today.

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Georgian Cottage, Dublin

This is now a  law office.

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Currie House, 1850s, Laurens County

This well-maintained landmark is located just north of the Wheeler County line. Cherrie Currie Smith writes: This farm and home belonged to my grandparents, Elmer and Anne Lou Currie. The home was built before the Civil War.

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Central Hallway Farmhouse, Laurens County

This was amoong the most common vernacular housing styles in rural Georgia in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Quite a few still survive.

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