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Samuel Lumpkin House, Lexington

Lexington GA Oglethorpe County Folk Victorian House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This was built as a double-pen house in the early 19th century and has been modified several times.

Lexington Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Smith-Turner House, Lexington

Lexington GA Oglethorpe County 18th Century Architecture Smith Turner House Critically Endangered Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Construction on this iconic house began in 1798. The I-House (Plantation Plain) with rear kitchen seen today is a later antebellum expansion of a pioneer log cabin. The kitchen and dining room (right) are later additions, as well.The loss of houses like this is the loss not just of architecture but of the memories of the men who built them and those who went about their lives in them. These places are our monuments. They define us, for better and worse.

In its listing of the property, presently for sale, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation notes: “The cabin, originally a 425 square foot structure built over a basement, was expanded over the years and is now an approximately 2,500 sqft nine-room house with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The house’s porch retains decorative carved brackets, and historic interior elements include wide pine board floors, chair rails, wainscoting, hand planed board walls, horsehair plaster, and Federal period mantels.”

Lexington GA Smith Turner House Endangered In Need of Immediate Stabilization Front View Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Lexington Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Aaron House, Lexington

Lexington GA Oglethorpe County Aaron House Old Inn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This house was built as a hotel and tavern in the early 19th century.

Lexington Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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O’Kain House, Lexington

Lexington GA Oglethorpe County OKain House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This early 19th century farmhouse was moved from Elbert County to Lexington in 1988. Governor George Gilmer’s home (The Cedars) once stood here.

Branan Sanders photographed The Cedars in March 1934 for the Historic American Buildings Survey. Photograph Courtesy Library of Congress.

Governor George Gilmers House The Cedars Photograph by Branan Sanders Historic American Buildings Survey Public Domain Image 1934 Library of Congress

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Cunningham House, 1890s, Lexington

Lexington GA Oglethorpe County Cunningham House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This house and the commissary across the street suggest this was a working farm at one time, unusual in that it was located in the city limits.

Lexington Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Cunningham Commissary, 1890s, Lexington

Lexington GA Oglethorpe County Cunningham Commissary Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Lexington Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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