Tag Archives: Laurens County

Plantation Plain House-Fountain Inn, South Carolina

I photographed this I-House, also known as a plantation plain, in August 2020. As I was driving home today and avoiding the interstate, I caught a glimpse of the house and realized it had been lost to fire.

The only information I can find on the home is that it was built in the 1880s. I suspect it might be earlier than that.

The many trees made the property hard to photograph.
Here is a link to the Google Street View.

L. Blakely House-Laurens County, South Carolina

The Lewdy Blakely House is an I-House (plantation plain) built approximately in 1860. The columns and porch were added in the 1880s to give the Greek Revival details.

According to the 1860 Slave Census, Blakely enslaved five people. There were several extant structures I could see in the backyard. I do not know the provenance of the structures and was unable to get a decent photograph of them.

The window details are interesting. They remind me of arrows.

Dogtrot-Dublin, Georgia

A dogtrot house consists of two rooms, one for living and sleeping. The other was used for cooking and dining. The large central breezeway would help circulate air during the hot summer months. The name dogtrot stuck because dogs (and other animals) could run through the open-air space with ease.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park-Dublin, Georgia

Created by artist Corey Barksdale, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park commemorates the speech that Dr. King made as a school boy in 1944 at the First African Baptist Church. It sits between the church and Dublin’s downtown. More info about the park can be read here.