Tag Archives: North Georgia Vernacular Architecture

Gabled-Ell Farmhouse, Morgan County

This simple Folk Victorian farmhouse represents one of the most common forms of late-19th and early-20th century architecture in Georgia.

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St. Paul Meetinghouse, 1870s, Hancock County

Harrell Lawson’s History of St. Pau CME Church [2005] describes the two-story meetinghouse adjacent to the church as a building previously used as a school for the secular education of the youth of the community and as a meeting place for Masons and a burial society founded by St. Paul members in the early 1900’s.

A resource survey conducted in 2001 dates the structure to circa 1870. It was built in the school/lodge combination common among African-American congregations in this part of Georgia in the late 19th century. These structures inevitably served as de facto community centers, as well. No matter when they were built, they are important resources.

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Patterson’s Grocery, Milledgeville

This historic grocery store, across Greene Street from the old depot in Milledgeville, is adjacent to property once owned by the O’Connor family. It appears to date from the late 19th or early 20th century.

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Pine Ridge School, 1889, Clinton

Though incongruous with the Old Clinton Historic District, this classic country schoolhouse is a preservation success story and somehow “fits in” to this delightful community. It was donated to the Old Clinton Historical Society by the Morton family in the 1980s and was finally moved from the nearby Pine Ridge community and restored in 2000.

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General Store, 1900s, Clinton

This typical general store dates to the early 1900s and served the Clinton community for many years. It was part of the Reuben Stewart home place where one of the town’s early taverns originally stood. When the building fell into disrepair, it was restored by Civil War reenactors and rechristened Miss Annie’s Store on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Miss Annie was actually Mrs. Earl Hamilton and was a leader in the movement to preserve and restore Old Clinton’s historic treasures.

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Baptist Church, Meansville

I have heard from a couple of sources that this was the old location of the Meansville Baptist Church. It’s on the edge of town and was apparently last used as a private residence. I would appreciate any corrections or further information.

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Central Hallway Cottage, Euharlee

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Militia District #851 Courthouse, 1890s, Euharlee

Euharlee was a part of Militia District #851, and this historic courthouse was the de facto center of justice in the rural community. It was nicely restored after years of neglect.

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Calaboose, 1890s, Euharlee

The calaboose is located adjacent to the district courthouse.

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Lowry Farm Dependency, Euharlee

Though identified here as a general store for the purposes of the historical park adjacent to the Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge, this structure was one of the original dependencies of the Lowry Farm, perhaps a smokehouse or storage barn. It dates to the latter half of the 19th century. The window is not original to the structure.

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