Other than the addition of a front porch, this house appears to be in original condition.
I made this photograph in 2010 and somehow forgot all about it until working on my archives today. It’s quite unusual to see a horse being hitched at a convenience store, though I’m sure Surrency once had more than its fair share of horses. These young men even made sure to “park” the horses within the marked parking spaces.
Thanks to Fred Cooper for suggesting that I photograph this church, as well as the two houses that follow. Though I’m not sure of the date of this structure’s construction, Fred notes that it’s well over a hundred years old.
This is a single-story I-house that features all the rooms in a row. Siding has been added, as well as a front porch and rear shed rooms, but it’s still an increasingly rare early architectural form. It’s located on Main Street, near Surrency Baptist Church.
This is one of the most recognizable houses in Surrency, visible to passersby on U.S. Highway 341. Sherry Kesling notes that this was the home of Ellen Surrency. She was a member of the founding family of the town who taught school and never married.