By John Linley
The center Georgia area—including Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties—is an unlimited dwelling museum of vintage southern structure. First released in 1972, this sweeping survey is still the best books at the subject, masking primitive, Gothic, Greek Revival, and Victorian kinds, and beyond.
John Linley’s descriptions of the varied buildings of the Oconee sector are illustrated with greater than 300 images and consultant ground plans. positive structure, as Linley indicates, is tremendously encouraged by way of weather and geography, via the typical assets of the sector, and by means of background, customized, and culture. He considers those significant components besides such person beneficial properties as eco-friendly spaces—gardens and parks—and city and town plans, viewing the structure with regards to the full environment.
The structure is mentioned in chronological order by means of type and is said to the encompassing state, with all the seven Oconee quarter counties provided traditionally and by way of its personal assets. traveling maps of the counties and the significant cities find all constructions and attractions pointed out within the text.
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Nebo is included in Nichols's book; additional photographs and drawings are included in the Historic American Buildings Survey. Fans similar to the one in the porch pediment at Mt. Nebo were used in the pediments of several Oconee Area houses of the period, usually in a simplified form. Several outbuildings and ruins of the old gate still remain. A few crape myrtle trees and giant cedars are all that remain of the once-famous gardens, all, that is, except the magnificent view from the site of the old house.
The Dickson-Hall House, Wilkinson County JL & RH LOCATION ORIGINAL OWNER AMONG INTERIM OWNERS PRESENT OWNER Map no. 9-1 Photo no. 40 Valuable Late eighteenth or early nineteenth century The Buckeye Section, Johnson County John B. Wright Daughter of John B. Wright, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright Martin J. D. Phillips The house faces wsw, not quite parallel with the road. This house has a picturesque and sturdy quality which immediately suggests the pioneer days during which it was built, built incidentally by the man for whom Wrightsville was to be named.
The breezeway of the prototype has been enlarged, as have the individual rooms, and the house is two rooms deep instead of one. Porches have been added, front and back, and there is a stairway instead of a ladder leading to the attic rooms. Basically, however, the house is an enlarged version of the Jordan-Pierson cabin. There is a fine relation here between the house and the countryside. This is due in part to the sweep of the roof, at once logical in structure and harmonious with the hills around.
Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area by John Linley