Tag Archives: Houses of Coastal Georgia

Gable Front Cottage, Carnigan

Vernacular housing of the early 20th century, much of it related to the Gullah-Geechee community, is growing much rarer on the coast. Survivors are important links to the cultural history of the region, though I know of no effort to preserve them or their history.

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Manufactured House, Carnigan

Manufactured kit houses, like this well-preserved side-gabled example, proliferated in McIntosh County (and much of America) from the 1930s to the 1960s. Such structures were improvements over earlier vernacular structures and afforded more convenience to homeowners than was previously available.

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Hip-Roof Cottages, Meridian

Hidden on the edge of the road by thick woods today, these utilitarian hip-roof/pyramidal cottages are some of the last surviving examples of a vernacular style that was once widespread among the African-American communities of the coastal counties, as well as many areas of the state.

Because of their isolation, there is not a good way to photograph them other than showing them in their present state. They will eventually succumb to the ravages of time, but I think they are very important examples.

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Johnson House, 1924, Meridian

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J. G. Bacon House, 1920, Pembroke

Pembroke Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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U. J. Bacon House, 1910, Pembroke

Pembroke Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Central Hallway House, Pembroke

Pembroke Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dr. W. K. Smith House, 1910, Pembroke

According to Jan Hendrix, this was originally the home of Dr. W. K. Smith, and later of his son, Dr. Gene Smith, who began practicing medicine in 1946.

Pembroke Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dr. J. Oscar Strickland House, 1912, Pembroke

Jan Deal Hendrix writes: The house shown here was the Doctor J. Oscar Strickland house who was a son of J.W. Strickland, first mayor. J.W. was my great grandfather and Doc was my great Uncle, brother to my grandmother. J.W. built the home across the street from this and it was later remodeled by J.O. Bacon. It is still there and is owned by the First Baptist church.

Pembroke Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Milton Wilson House, Circa 1900, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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