Dating this house near Toomsboro, one of the most iconic in Wilkinson County, has proven to be quite difficult. In Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area, John Linley opines that the original section of the house likely dates to the early 19th century. He adds: The Jackson family moved to the area in the early 1700s…[the] house has been in their possession continually since it was built. The Jackson house is more indigenous than Greek Revival and it could be that the central hall was once an open dogtrot... Local records also add the date 1885, perhaps when renovations of some sort were undertaken.
As much as I’d like to know when it was built, I’m just grateful that the family has protected and maintained the house over the better part of two centuries.
Beautiful example of a classic Plantation Plain! I would bet the original house was built between 1820 and 1840 with the front porch being an 1850’s addition with the rear shed addition being post Civil War built when the kitchen moved into the main house. Thanks for sharing.
What a classic! Such simple elegance. So glad this one has been preserved.