Monticello Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
Category Archives: –JASPER COUNTY GA–
The only information I can presently locate about Machen is that it was once a stop on the Central of Georgia Railway line that ran through here, along the Eatonton-Covington route. It’s essentially part of Shady Dale today, but a railroad marker near this house (and a few good maps) still proclaims it to be Machen. I hope to learn more. This modified American Foursquare house was built in 1915.
This house appears to empty, but in good shape. Like many I-Houses (Plantation Plain), it’s been modified and expanded over time. My friend Andrew Wood writes: “The original log cabin (which appears as the middle section in your photo) was built in the 1810’s or 20’s by John Brewer with the front section built in the 1830’s (though i think 1840’s at least) and the rear kitchen wing probably in the 1850’s”.
As of November 2017, I’ve learned that this house is imminently endangered and faces a very uncertain future. I hope it can be saved.
Update: As of 2019 this house has reportedly been moved.