Tag Archives: North Georgia Vernacular Architecture

Central Hallway Cottages, Villa Rica

These “twin” cottages are among the oldest residential structures near the commercial center of Villa Rica and judging by the nearly identical entryways, are likely the work of the same builder. I presume them to be antebellum, but they could possibly date to the early 1870s. I will update when I know more.

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Wick’s Tavern, Circa 1830, Villa Rica

Built within a few years of the establishment of Villa Rica, Wick’s Tavern is the oldest commercial structure in Carroll County and among the oldest in Northwest Georgia. The structure has had roof damage and needs stabilization.

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St. Paul Methodist Church, Carroll County

St. Paul was established in the 1860s. A sign on the property indicates 1869, but there are burials in the cemetery dating to 1864, which suggest a slightly earlier date. It’s near the Hulett community.

 

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R. E. Ringer General Merchandise, 1927, Carroll County

This tin-sided false front store should get your attention if you’re traveling on US Highway 27, just south of Carrollton. A sign on the building notes that the store operated from 1927-1957. Like the Johnson Sweet Potato barn, another roadside icon located nearby, the Ringer Store’s Coca-Cola signs and murals have been repainted.

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Jackson Warehouse, Lowell

Because it’s essentially on the back lot of the L. H. Jackson General Merchandise store, I’m tentatively identifying this as the Jackson Warehouse. It’s likely where feed and other agricultural supplies were stored.

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Jackson General Store, Lowell

L. H. Jackson General Merchandise was likely the main store in the crossroads community of Lowell, which had a post office from 1878-1903. It is very typical of late-19th and early-20th-century stores in Georgia. The Coca-Cola mural, though faded significantly, is an amazing survivor.

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Gabled-Ell Farmhouse, Glenloch

Other than a modern church building, little remains of the historic northeast Heard County community of Glenloch, which had a post office from 1886-1904.

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Flat Rock Campground, 1879, Heard County

Flat Rock Campground was established by the Methodists circa 1876 and the tabernacle was built in 1879 by A. B. Lashley. All of the historic tents are gone from the property today, but the camp meeting is still active.

The John G. Davis Dining Hall served thousands of meals to attendees over the years. I’m not sure if it is still in use.

Decorative brackets are found at all corners of the tabernacle roof. They’re quite stylish for such a utilitarian structure.

 

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Central Hallway Cottage, Harris County

This nice surviving central hallway cottage has a chimney made of local stone, something common in the earlier houses of this area.

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Shotgun House, Waverly Hall

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