Tag Archives: Georgia Board-and-Batten Architecture

Board-and-Batten Farmhouse, Early County

This is located on a hunting club and therefore not accessible. It’s a nice old vernacular house, though.


Hall and Parlor Farmhouse, Miller County

Many old farmhouses are used for storage and as hay barns, but this one has been outfitted to be a very fine chicken coop. This rooster looks happy about his living quarters.

Tenant House, Treutlen County

This house has three front doors, suggesting it was likely a tenant property.

Gable Front Farmhouse, Wheeler County

I made this photo on Highway 126 in 2016. I believe this may have been a tenant or turpentine-related house.

Shotgun House, Uvalda

My preliminary inclination is to identify this as a shotgun house even though the facade has more of a storefront appearance. The photograph dates to 2013.

Gabled-Ell Farmhouse, Montgomery County

If you’ve followed this website over the years, you’re likely familiar with the “gabled-ell” form, so named for its overall “L” shape, and an expansion of the central hallway house type. They are among the most common types of old farmhouses remaining in rural Georgia, though they are often found abandoned. They remain because they were built so well and are a testament to the skills of their builders.

These photos was made in 2013 somewhere near the crossroads settlement of McGregor. I’m unsure if the house is still standing.

Commissary, Laurens County

This commissary near the Lowery community was likely related to the turpentine industry and according to a Laurens County Historic Resources survey dates to circa 1910-1920.

Saddlebag Tenant Farmhouse, Washington County

This is a nice example of the saddlebag form, with a slightly taller chimney than most I’ve documented. It also features board-and-batten siding, another common feature of many utilitarian dwellings.

Precinct House, Four Points

My identification of this structure is tentative. It is very similar to many precinct houses I’ve photographed throughout the state.

The Four Points community is a crossroads in Jenkins County, dominated by Elam Baptist Church and its large historic cemetery. There was never a post office here and it’s hard to find on a map, but ask a local where Four Points is located and they’ll gladly point you in the right direction. Undoubtedly, there are other places in the state which are known as Four Points. It’s a common geographical identifier.

Unidentified Buildings, Dodge County

This structure near New Daniels Baptist Church is a bit of a mystery to me. There are remnants of old signs on the front but they are unreadable.

The signs made me think of a store or commissary, but the layout of the structure doesn’t necessarily support that. It has been patched at some point and it’s hard to ascertain whether what looks like a door on the gable end was actually a window. If a door, it would certainly be akin to store/commissary design.

The ruins of another structure across the road definitely have a commercial appearance.