Shepard-Standard-Barnett House, Circa 1816, Washington

Washington GA Wilkes Count Historic Federal Style House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is typical of what many of Washington’s early Federal style houses once looked like before they were modified into grander styles. Begun as a two-room dogtrot by James Alexander, James Shepard enlarged it soon after he purchased it. In her iconic 1865 book, War Time Journal of a Georgia Girl , Eliza Frances Andrews refers to it as “Mrs. Cooper’s House”. The same passage cites the indignation that “Fanny Andrews” expressed due to the commandeering of Mrs. Cooper’s house as a convalescent home for a Yankee soldier.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under --WILKES COUNTY GA--, Washington GA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s