Tag Archives: South Georgia Victorian Architecture

Louisville’s Little House Lost to Fire

The news came yesterday that lightning had claimed the iconic Little House. The preservation community is devastated, with emotions ranging from sadness to disbelief. Cate Short summed it up: I still can’t believe that lightning missed her for 170 years and then struck her when she was finally being given the love she needed.

The J. C. Little House was perhaps the most famous in Louisville, and stood empty and neglected for many years. Known affectionately to some as “Louise”, it had recently become a symbol of perserverance in the preservation community.When it seemed all hope for its future was lost, Kevin and Laine Berry came to its rescue, determined to return it to its former glory. They regularly shared the progress on the Gothic Revival landmark on their various social media accounts. My heart goes out to them, and to all who have embraced this admirable project.

I drove up to Louisville today to see the ruins of the house myself. One of the second floor dormers was still visible.

That any of the house remains is a testament to the hard work done by the Louisville Fire Department and firefighters from all over Jefferson County.

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Queen Anne House, Hoboken

This is one of two landmark Queen Anne houses in Hoboken. Both are unusually large examples of the form.

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A. P. Brantley House, 1866, Hoboken

This house was built by A. P. Brantley in 1866 and the Queen Anne features were added later. It is thought to be the oldest house in Brantley County.

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Meadows & Porter Peach Farm, Bleckley County

The extensive Meadows & Porter Farm [Joe Walker Meadows and Marion Porter] is one of the most intact historic peach farms in Georgia. It is anchored by the Meadows’s Queen Anne farmhouse (above). Most of the dependencies are still standing and in good condition. For its connection to one of Georgia’s most iconic crops, the farm should be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The commissary is located between the main house and the peach packing shed and is in exceptional condition.

Two tenant houses survive, reflecting different eras in the development of the farm.

This board-and-batten example is likely the earlier of the two.

This is a label from my collection, of Meadows & Porter’s “Rooster Brand” peaches.

The peach packing shed is an amazing example of the form, and peaches are still raised on the farm.

I hope these important structures survive well into the future.

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Queen Anne Cottage, Cochran

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Queen Anne Cottage, Cochran

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Queen Anne Cottage, Cochran

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Victorian Farmhouse, Cary

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Queen Ann Farmhouse, Dodge County

This is an interesting vernacular interpretation of the Queen Anne style. The three gables on the north side of the house (above) are an unusual feature.

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Eclectic Victorian House, Rhine

One of the most historic homes in Rhine, this combination Queen Anne/Neoclassical originally stood a few hundred feet away at the corner of Central Street and 2nd Street.

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