Tag Archives: Georgia Houses

Queen Anne House, Dooling

This is a well-preserved home and other than replaced porch posts and balusters appears to be in original condition.


Brown-Blount-Brush House, Circa 1908, Hawkinsville

I believe this historic Neoclassical Revival home was recently used as a bed and breakfast inn, perhaps the Black Swan, but is now a private residence again.

New South Cottage, Hawkinsville

This transitional house type was popular between circa 1890-1920. This example likely dates to circa 1910.

Queen Anne Farmhouse, Dooly County

The popularity of the Queen Anne style is evident throughout rural Georgia, where it was applied to thousands of otherwise common farmhouses from the late 1800s well into the 20th century. It’s an enduring form whose popularity continues to the present day.

Winged-Gable Cottage, Liberty County

I made this photo in 2011 and the house has been a landmark in my travels in Liberty County for years. I’m not sure it’s still standing.

Craftsman Cottage, Circa 1936, Hinesville

This is actually a shotgun form with Craftsman details on the front.

Captain James Bacon Fraser House, 1870, Flemington

This raised Georgian Cottage with Victorian details is the most recognizable residential landmark in Flemington, though determining a name for it is somewhat complicated. It was built by Captain James Bacon Fraser in 1870. [To avoid the confusion, I’m identifying it by the name of the builder]. People who have lived nearby have indicated that it was simply known as the Fraser House, and well into the 20th century was home to Misses Laura and Lilly Mae Fraser.

It was purchase by the Davis family in 1972, and was known as the Davis House, a tearoom and bed and breakfast. The Davises, who restored and maintained the beautiful grounds for over 50 years, sold it to the Humphries family in 2021. They are presently researching its long history and working to have it placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Be it the Fraser House, the Davis House, the Fraser-Davis House, or most recently, the Bacon-Fraser House, it is one of the highlights of a visit to Flemington.

City Hall, Flemington

The area around present-day Flemington was first settled by families of the Midway District in 1815, seeking retreat from their swampy rice plantations on the coast. William Fleming was the most prominent of these men, establishing a retreat known as Gravel Hill. To ensure a sense of community, Fleming gave lots to his friends, including John Osgood, Oliver Stevens, Peter Early Winn, Major John Bacon, and Joseph Norman.

By the early 1830s, a church at Gravel Hill was established, and served as a branch of Midway Congregational Church. In 1850, the retreat had grown enough to warrant a more proper name, and citizens chose the name Flemington, in honor of William Fleming. Soon thereafter, in 1852, congregants and enslaved carpenters built the community landmark which became Flemington Presbyterian Church after the Civil War.

Flemington was officially chartered in 1941. This Craftsman-style bungalow, which served for many years as the manse of the Presbyterian Church, became the city hall in 2005.

William B. Trask House, Circa 1890, Flemington

One of the most recognizable landmarks in Flemington, this Victorian townhouse was built by William B. Trask in the late 1800s, perhaps as early as the 1880s. Trask, with Frederick Newsom Lyons, also owned the store which still stands next door. Peter Fleming Martin, Sr., and Herbert Lowery Stacy, Sr., were the next owners, and the house was home for many years to Stacy’s Florist.

Fraser Cottage No. 1, 1927, Hinesville

This is one of two nearly identical Georgian Cottages standing next door to each other in Hinesville. This is the least modified of the two. Though they have the look of typical houses of this type dating to the 1870s and 1880s, these were built as rental properties by Maria Bolineau Fraser in 1927, obviously influenced by nearby examples.