Tag Archives: Georgia Victorian Architecture

Ashley Oaks, 1879, Jonesboro

This home was built by Leander Carruth Hutchenson, who served for many years as sheriff of Clayton County, with over 1 million handmade bricks.

Jonesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

McLendon-Walker House, 1903, Fitzgerald

This Queen Anne landmark was built circa 1903. It was the home of Evelyn and Richard McLendon for many years. Richard was a coach and Evelyn was a longtime history teacher at Fitzgerald High School. Current owners Patricia and David Walker have lovingly restored the home.

*- This post was originally published in 2018. This update replaces it.

South Main-South Lee Streets Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Queen Anne Cottage, Thomaston

Though the central gable gives this home a Gothic Revival feel, I believe it’s actually an “eclectic” Queen Anne. Knowing the date of construction would be definitive; the line between Queen Anne and Carpenter Gothic can be confusing. Whatever its “style”, it’s one of my favorite houses in Thomaston.

M. W. Smith Building, 1905, Barnesville

The elaborate parapet adds great character to this stunning commercial block, one of the nicest in any small town in Georgia.

Barnesville Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Commercial Block, Barnesville

I believe this was built as a bank and housed numerous other businesses over the years.

Barnesville Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Ethelbert Rumble House, 1886, Goggins

Ethelbert Rumble (1849-1926), who built this grand Victorian home in 1886, owned most of the land and structures around the Goggins community at one time, operating the general store and having a host of agricultural interests. Due to health issues, he and his wife sold their holdings in the area and moved to Los Angeles circa 1920.

Johnstonville-Goggins Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Carpenter Gothic Cottage, 1876, Milner

Carpenter Gothic simply refers to a carpenter’s interpretation of the Gothic Revival, usually guided by pattern books. Whereas most Gothic Revival homes are antebellum, the Carpenter Gothic form saw its popularity peak in the late 19th century.

Eclectic Victorian House, Circa 1894, Milner

Queen Anne Farmhouse, Dodge County

This is the second house of this style I’ve come across in my rambles in Dodge County over the years. It is a wonderful vernacular interpretation of the popular Queen Anne style, likely dating to the late 19th or early 20th century. The other, at Suomi, has recently collapsed.

Eclectic Victorian House, 1889, Eastman