Download e-book for iPad: Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area by John Linley

By John Linley

ISBN-10: 0820302953

ISBN-13: 9780820302959

The center Georgia area—including Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties—is an unlimited residing museum of vintage southern structure. First released in 1972, this sweeping survey continues to be the most effective books at the subject, protecting primitive, Gothic, Greek Revival, and Victorian types, and beyond.

John Linley’s descriptions of the varied constructions of the Oconee quarter are illustrated with greater than 300 images and consultant ground plans. high quality structure, as Linley exhibits, is drastically inspired through weather and geography, by means of the normal assets of the area, and by means of historical past, customized, and culture. He considers those significant elements in addition to such person positive factors as eco-friendly spaces—gardens and parks—and city and town plans, viewing the structure with regards to the entire environment.

The structure is mentioned in chronological order by means of sort and is expounded to the encircling state, with all the seven Oconee zone counties offered traditionally and by way of its personal assets. traveling maps of the counties and the primary cities find all buildings and sights pointed out within the text.

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First story vary from 53/4" square to 61A" square, and are 7' 11" high, the corners chamfered above the railing; second story vary from 4M>" to 5V£" square, and are 6' 2" high, the corners chamfered above the railing; posts are solid. Hand-split pickets in the railing vary from %" to ll/4rf roughly square, set at 4" on center; top of rail downstairs 2' 11" above the floor; upstairs 2' 10" above floor. 9' wide (former dogtrot) Downstairs 8" by 10", 15-light, 9 over 6; upstairs 8" by 10", 12-light Gable eaves project beyond the chimney.

Referring more particularly to the Carolina tribes, he writes: 'These Savages live in Wigwams or Cabins built of bark, which are made round like an Oven, to prevent any Damage by hard Gales of Wind. They make the Fire in the middle of the House, and have a Hole at the Top of the Roof right above the Fire, to let out the Smoke. These Dwellings are as hot as Stoves, where the Indians sleep and sweat all Night. The Floors thereof are never paved nor swept, so that they have always a loose Earth on them.

Part of the foundation of the Gilmore home near Sandersville is said to have been originally the foundation of an ancient Spanish hacienda. It would be an interesting project for a scholar to study these remains and to explore the records and legends in order to see to what extent the Spaniards settled in the area. Other than the above-mentioned foundation which determined the proportions of three very lovely rooms of the Gilmore plantation house, the Spanish explorers and colonists seem to have had no influence on the architecture of the Oconee Area.

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