Tag Archives: Georgia Tar Paper/False Brick Structures

Shotgun Store, Circa 1900, Graysville

This is a great example of a “shotgun” store, the most common vernacular store form of 19th and early-20th-century Georgia. It was also a common form for small town offices and warehouses, but a resource survey identifies this as a general store, circa 1900. It’s been well-maintained.

Double Shotgun House, Dodge County

This expanded gable front form is often referred to as a “double shotgun”. It’s an increasingly rare form today.

Tenant Farmhouse, Dodge County

Saddlebag House, Jefferson County

St. James C. M. E. Church (Circa 1915) & Schoolhouse, Washington County

This historic Christian Methodist Episcopal congregation likely dates to the late 19th century. An architectural survey dates the church building to circa 1915. A cemetery is also located on the property.

Down a short lane from the chapel stands this one-room schoolhouse, typical of church-associated African-American communities in Georgia from the late-19th to the mid-20th century. This structure probably dates from 1910-1930.

Central Hallway Farmhouse, Echols County

There is also a tobacco barn and a small shed on this historic farm property.

Tenant Farmhouse, Bleckley County

Single-Pen Tenant Farmhouse, Bleckley County

General Store, Laurens County

Double Shotgun Tenant House, Terrell County

This once-common form has become quite rare today. The house is divided into two residences by a wall through the middle.