Tag Archives: Georgia Folk Victorian Architecture

Folk Victorian Farmhouse, Circa 1890, Columbia County

The house has different architectural elements, including Neoclassical and Folk Victorian. It’s located just south of Harlem. It’s a beautiful structure in an ideal setting.

Folk Victorian Cottage, Bowersville

This extraordinary vernacular Queen Anne/Folk Victorian cottage is a great example of local craftsmanship being applied to a simple central hallway form. That it has survived so largely intact is a testament to the work, in my opinion. [The photograph dates to 2015 but the house was still standing when I went through Bowersville a couple of years ago].

Bowersville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Sumner J. Smith House, 1890, Jefferson

This house is a great example of the broad architectural style known as “Folk Victorian”. It’s essentially a vernacular house in the gabled-ell or winged-gable footprint, but the Queen Anne porch posts make it Victorian. The eclectic styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries draw upon many precedents but are a definite shift away from the high style of earlier Victorians.

Jefferson Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Folk Victorian House, 1885, Forsyth

Peavy-Robertson House, 1887, Byron

Byron Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

J. R. Allen House, 1888, Talking Rock

This nice Folk Victorian home was built circa 1888. It is a popular antique store today.

Folk Victorian Farmhouse, Cherokee County

Folk Victorian House, 1901, Acworth

Almand-O’Kelley-Walker House, 1870, Conyers

This highly stylized Folk Victorian cottage was built for John Henry Almand (4 January 1846-29 July 1918) in the year of Rockdale County’s creation and the designation of Conyers as its county seat. John Henry Almand was the treasurer of the first county board of education, a county commissioner, and a founder of the Bank of Rockdale. His cousin, and the builder of the house, John Floyd Almand, lived here for several years, after John Henry Almand moved to another house “closer to town”. Thomas Dean O’ Kelley purchased the home in 1884, and his descendants, the Walkers, lived here until 1992.

National Register of Historic Places

Georgian Cottage, Circa 1890, Conyers

The overall form of this home is unmistakably Georgian Cottage, but the Folk Victorian element is quite dominant. Like many homes throughout the area, it has a yard boundary of local granite or similar stone.

Conyers Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places