Tag Archives: North Georgia Tenant Houses

Saddlebag Farmhouse, Hancock County

This is the first photo that Anne Chamlee shared with me from her personal archive of backroad  photographs from Middle Georgia, and it’s still my favorite. It really is it, perfectly representative of the all the forgotten places I’ve spent nearly 15 years documenting.

It has been a real honor to get to know Anne and to share her passion for rural architecture and history with all of you. I hope you have enjoyed her photographs as much as I have.

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Saddlebag House, Hancock County

This is Anne Chamlee, who has shared so many wonderful photographs of Middle Georgia with me. She had likely just photographed this saddlebag farmhouse when she appeared on the other side of the lens, in 1990.

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Joe Mike House, Talbot County

Though it’s owned by the Hill family, this tenant house near Junction City is best known as the home of Joe Mike. Thanks to Sherry Rigsby for the identification.

She recalls: I knew the couple that lived there years ago. They always helped my daddy kill hogs or whatever he needed done. A lot of memories. Joe Mike’s wife had a blind brother who lived with them.

A barn also survives on the property. Ken Hamil notes that it was a smokehouse and there was once a hog pen located adjacent to it.

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Saddlebag Tenant House, Talbot County

This is a nice example of this once widespread form.

 

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Gable Front Tenant House, Putnam County

 

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Central Hallway Farmhouse, Hancock County

This house was likely used by tenants of Shoulderbone Plantation. I believe it may actually be two houses that were joined together at some point.

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Hall and Parlor Tenant House, Oconee County

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Single-Pen Tenant Farmhouse, Oconee County

This dates to the latter half of the 19th century, likely the 1870s.

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Tenant Farmhouses, Good Hope

Just outside Good Hope is a row of three or four tenant houses standing in the woods beside a country road, likely part of a large farming operation at one time. One has been sided with plywood and painted in bright colors.

They all seem beyond saving at this point

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Tenant Farmhouse, Edge Hill

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