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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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.
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