Tarrer House, Macon County

This Ludowici Tile-roofed farmhouse has always been a landmark in my travels. It’s an unusual example of a common vernacular form [saddlebag]. Virginia Tarrer identified it as her home and added: …we redid it around 1976. [It] used to be at the bottom of the hill in Ideal, it was a railroad foreman’s house and was moved to this location but I have no idea what year. She notes that they purchased the home from the Clifford Hines family and that the Cannon family were also earlier owners.

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5 responses to “Tarrer House, Macon County

  1. Virginia Tarrer

    We bought it from the Clifford Hines family, i have no idea when it was moved from Ideal but i done know it was a railroad workers house.
    The Cannon family lived in it. The house is at least 100 years old.
    I always remember the house where it sits now. Always loved this house just as it stood. My husband came home to our home in Oglethorpe and said i bought a farm, wasn’t expecting this. I laid awake many a nights planning what changes we would make to it.
    We added a back porch, a bathroom and two bedrooms to the right backside of the house. We raised both of our girls there and several of our grandchildren remember this house well. Lots of our memories there but other families share more memories.
    When was this picture taken, what year?

  2. Connie cannon

    That’s my sisters house and her husband’s

  3. Virginia Tarrer

    This is our house, we redid it around 1976

    The house used to be at the bottom of the hill in Ideal, it was a railroad Forman’s house and was moved to this location but i have no idea what year!
    I know several families that lived there.

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