Monday, June 10, 2013

Georgia Backroads

We took a child to camp, yesterday, and drove through some small towns in Central Georgia. 


This is the Jefferson County courthouse in Louisville, Georgia (c. 1904). The State Capitol used to sit on this spot. Louisville was the state capitol of Georgia for twenty years, beginning in 1786, after it was decided that Augusta was too far east. The State capitol moved to Milledgeville in 1806, as Georgia developed further west.  (Just a little Georgia History info for you- the town of Alma, Georgia, founded in 1906, was named as an acronym for the state capitols of Georgia -Augusta, Lousiville, Milledgeville, Atlanta.) 

Louisville is just a little town, now.  The Yazoo Land Fraud is just a distant memory. And, like many rural Georgia, towns, the economy is drying up. This house always catches my eye when I drive through Louisville...



The roof has a very high pitch, which is not common in this area of Georgia. A similar home exists in nearby Wrens or Waynesboro (I cannot remember which town has a matching home to this one).


And here is a similar home down the street. This home appears to be from the same era, given a similar Greek Revival entrance and the windows that also go to the floor.


This one appears to have lost it's chimneys. It shares the same steep pitch as the other house, although I cannot tell if the pitch allowed for a third floor in this house. Maybe just a third floor attic....


Here are a few more homes in Louisville, Georgia that my son took from the window of the car as we drove by on this rainy day...




The downtown was difficult to capture, but this movie theater still runs shows.




And then we hurried on home to get my son to a Youth outing on time.

Have a great day!


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7 comments:

Terry said...

Is the Louisville Gothic house occupied?

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

I couldn't tell, Terry.

Kathy said...

I wish someone would reroof that beautiful house! It's a goner without a new roof soon.

I love small town America. Thanks for posting the pics of the pretty old homes.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Terry - I just found this listing:
http://www.trulia.com/homes/Georgia/Louisville/sold/1000255357-702-Mulberry-St-Louisville-GA-30434#photo-1

Terry said...

This leaves me speechless. See the sink and fridge?

Isabel said...

Love those house love!!!!

Patty Sumner said...

I love taking the backroads...all the older homes are wonderful. Such character in all of them..I love seeing all your wonderful pics. Blessings!

 
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