Tag Archives: Houses of Coastal Georgia

Ferrell House, The Ridge

The Ridge Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Blount House, 1880, The Ridge

This home has been expanded over time but is typical of the Georgian Cottage style so popular in Darien in the late 19th century. It is known as the Blount House and the old Methodist parsonage for a minister active in Darien over a century ago. I believe nearby Blount’s Crossing is named for him.

The Ridge Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Ethington-Harp House, Circa 1849, The Ridge

The Ridge Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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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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