Tag Archives: Georgia Farmhouses

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.

Single-Pen Tenant Farmhouse, Montgomery County

This structure is an interesting example of the complications I occasionally encounter with identifications. The sides of the building, unlike the plank front, are board-and-batten, and there’s no sign of a chimney, but I think the sides were updated.

The lack of a chimney initially led me to think this was a barn, but the door placement and original shake roof indicate this was a tenant house, or perhaps a kitchen. It has obviously been purposefully preserved as an important landmark of the historic farm on which it’s located.

Gabled-Ell Farmhouse, Montgomery County

The gabled-ell is among the most common farmhouse types in Georgia; this is a very utilitarian example. Aesthetically, the old car is a great complement to the house.

Central Hallway Farmhouse, Montgomery County

This is another image from my archives, circa 2013. I believe it was a central hallway house which lost its front porch at some time.

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.

Gabled-Wing Farmhouse, Toombs County

This house is as much a landmark as the nearby grocery store in the Five Points community. It’s a good example of the gabled-wing form, which is often an evolution of a central hallway form. In most cases, it’s presumed that these structures incorporate a formerly detached kitchen via an enclosed hallway. They can be found throughout the state.

Hall-and-Parlor Farmhouse, Ben Hill County

I photographed this house, which was located near the Fitzgerald Airport, in 2010. It had collapsed by 2017 [or earlier]. The hall-and-parlor form is often associated with tenant housing in South Georgia, though many tenants ended up owning the houses and using them as residences after the sharecropping era.

Gabled-Ell Farmhouse, Laurens County

This house once featured a porch, as best I could tell. It is situated behind three massive oaks.

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.

Single-Pen Tenant Farmhouse, Washington County

This tenant house was probably one of several on what was once a larger farm, later converted to a pine plantation. The photo dates to 2011 but the house was still standing about a year ago. Housing like this was very common in rural counties, well into the 20th century.