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 Kimble-Crawley-Davis House used to be located in Rutledge, Georgia. Once located on Old Mill Road in Rutledge, this plantation plain was moved due to land being purchased for the Rivian manufacturing plant.
The home is essentially two homes that were out together. The Kimble family built a one-room house in 1911. The Crawley family built the two-story I house in 1829. John Morgan Davis moved the one-room home to join the two-story house in 1879.
Excellent 3-D sketches were made before the move which can be seen here.
Many people would identify this house as abandoned due to the significant growth of weeds in the yards. This is one of those homes where I note the wreath next to the door, the intact windows, and the general cleanliness of the outside of the house and wonder about who called this place home and why they are no longer living there. The home is in rural South Carolina, where getting a yard regularly maintained, wouldn’t be an easy task.
Initially built as a plantation plain or I-house in 1849, the Asa Chandler home showcases Folk Victorian additions. Reverend Asa Chandler was a Baptist preacher and small-scale farmer in Elbert County. He utilized enslaved labor to cultivate a wide variety of crops on his land.
According to Scott Reed, an Athens-based preservationist, this home is believed to be older than want is stated in the National Register of Historic Places and that it first started as a dog trot.
In 1917, the home was purchased by Walter Jones.
The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.