Tag Archives: Georgia Stone Chimneys

Single-Pen Tenant Farmhouse, 1935, Marion County

This is one of the most extraordinary tenant houses I’ve ever seen.

At first glance, it appears to be a typical example of the form.

But further inspection reveals an inscription on the local stone chimney, dating it to 29 March 1935. While I have seen a few dated chimneys in my travels, this is the first one I’ve encountered on such a utilitarian structure. It’s an amazing testament to the pride of the builder, who may have also been the tenant.

As this remnant wall suggests, this already tiny house was subdivided, suggesting it may have been home to two tenants.

It also includes a shed room at the rear of the house, which is relatively typical with this form.




Queen Anne Folk Victorian Farmhouse & Barn, Marion County

This historic farmhouse is a great example of Folk Victorian architecture.

As is somewhat common in this area, local stone was used in the construction of the chimney.




Central Hallway Cottage, Harris County

This nice surviving central hallway cottage has a chimney made of local stone, something common in the earlier houses of this area.

Log House, Oconee County

I’m unsure if this is an original structure or a reconstruction, but it appears to have authentic elements.

Single-Pen Tenant Farmhouse, Glascock County

Tenant Farmhouse Ruins, Warren County

Farmhouse Ruins, Oconee County

This appears to have been a hall-and-parlor house.

Historic Farmstead, Banks County

This central hallway farmhouse has been expanded over time. A smokehouse (or packhouse) remains on the property.

Unidentified House, Auraria

More than one source, including Wikipedia, identifies this structure as a bank from gold rush days that was later converted into a house. Other sources state that a chimney is all that remains of the bank. I do believe it’s a 19th-century structure. I hope to learn more and will update this post when I do.

Central Hallway Farmhouse, Warren County

Typical of vernacular houses in the Piedmont region, this example features local stone chimneys. It likely dates to the 1870s-1880s; the brick porch posts are a later addition.