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By John Linley

The heart Georgia area—including Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties—is an enormous residing museum of vintage southern structure. First released in 1972, this sweeping survey is still the best books at the subject, protecting primitive, Gothic, Greek Revival, and Victorian types, and beyond.

John Linley’s descriptions of the various constructions of the Oconee sector are illustrated with greater than 300 images and consultant flooring plans. positive structure, as Linley indicates, is vastly encouraged via weather and geography, by means of the common assets of the quarter, and via historical past, customized, and culture. He considers those significant elements in addition to such person beneficial properties as eco-friendly spaces—gardens and parks—and city and town plans, viewing the structure on the subject of the total environment.

The structure is mentioned in chronological order by means of kind and is said to the encompassing nation, with all the seven Oconee sector counties awarded traditionally and by way of its personal assets. traveling maps of the counties and the crucial cities find all constructions and attractions pointed out within the text.

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Weatherboarding was usually "beaded," that is, the lower edge of each board was curved and grooved, thus softening the sharp line created by overlapping boards. The lightest of verge boards substituted for eaves, and, as at Old Dominion (44), the verge board might be tapered, giving a lilt to the roof line. The eave closure, that is, the covering for each end of the horizontal eave, would likely be cut to match precisely the moldings of the boxed eave, as at Old Dominion. Such eave closures are good examples of the simple craftsman-like approach to a problem too often made overcomplicated in later architecture.

The rear view is chaste and simple, and one wonders if this was once the front. In any case, the present front with its 54. The Cheely-Coleman-Moore House, Hancock County KK 55. Porch Stairway, Cheely-Coleman-Moore House KK 56. Porch Columns and Cornice, Cheely-Coleman-Moore House RH Architecture of Middle Georgia 40 two-story porch with curving stairs and its marvelous indooroutdoor relationship sets this house apart from all the others. Major General Judson Kilpatrick, Federal Cavalry leader, and members of his staff apparently used the house as headquarters when they passed through the area on their march to the sea.

The naive handling of classic details indicates a less highly trained designer. ARCHITECTURAL DATA PORCH COLUMNS STAIRS WINDOWS Architrave second story 6" deep; no architrave first story. Tapered round, first story lOH" diameter at base, 8' 10" overall height; second story 81A" diameter at base, 8' 10" overall height. Pickets %" by 1 Ys" 8" by 10", 24-light, 12 over 12, 4 lights wide House faces east. In plan, detail, and sheer ingenuity, few houses offer more of interest and delight to the student of Early American architecture than does the Cheely-Coleman-Moore house.

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