This week I'll be sharing some wonderful examples of historical preservation.
When I saw these historical structures last week in Georgia,
I was entranced with the interior spaces.
I think I have been fascinated with pioneer life since I was a kid.
I read all of the Little House books at least ten times each.
(I still have all of those thumbed over copies. I'm sure a bunch of you
have also read these, but do you still have the books?)
This home was a doctor's cabin, bult in 1826. It was built by Chapmon Powell, one of the first
residents of Dekalb County, GA. It is typical of most homes on the American frontier,
serving as both a home and a medical office.
Dr. Powell provided medical care to Cherokee Indians,
and his house was also used as a field hospital in the Battle of Atlanta during
the Civil War.
This next home is a little fancier, although it is dated from a much earlier time-period.
Redman Thorton built this next house as a manor house for an indigo plantation
on the Georgia frontier. The structure, circa 1792, is typical of the Federal Era
architecture throughout the south.
Here are some of the downstairs rooms in the Thorton House.
The rooms have been historically preserved as accurately as possible.
I think this dining room below could even be pulled off a page
of Southern Living today.
The upstairs sleeping quarters were more modest.
But, still unique considering the time period.
Tomorrow I will be posting a cookhouse, slave quarters, and an 1800's barn.
Later, I will share the elegant Dickey House.