New PDF release: Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area

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 is still the most effective books at the subject, masking primitive, Gothic, Greek Revival, and Victorian types, and beyond.

John Linley’s descriptions of the various constructions of the Oconee quarter are illustrated with greater than 300 pictures and consultant flooring plans. nice structure, as Linley indicates, is drastically prompted by means of weather and geography, by means of the normal assets of the area, and via background, customized, and culture. He considers those significant components besides such person good points as eco-friendly spaces—gardens and parks—and city and town plans, viewing the structure on the subject of the total environment.

The structure is mentioned in chronological order by means of sort and is said to the encompassing state, with all of the seven Oconee quarter counties provided traditionally and by way of its personal assets. traveling maps of the counties and the valuable cities find all constructions and sights pointed out within the text.

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An intriguing feature of the house is the elliptical arch under the porch stairway, the arch curving in two planes to accommodate the steps. The porch balustrade of the second floor has been altered, the pickets there being more widely spaced than are the notches to receive them. The first floor columns are a craftsman's version of the Tuscan column, those on the second floor a delightfully naive interpretation of the Ionic order. The cornice is embellished with a board decorated with repetitive holes and scallops, a treatment which lightly conveys the idea of a classic fret with dentils, but which is more appropriate to the wood structure.

Lake Sinclair, covering more than fifteen thousand acres provides fishing and facilities for boating, water skiing, and swimming. Lake Jackson, A 4,750-acre impoundment, borders Jasper County and likewise provides fishing and boating facilities. Throughout the area, small parks and recreational facilities have been and are being developed. Of particular interest is a pond in Washington County which was created as a result of kaolin mining operations and has been taken over by the public (31). Though it is to be hoped that most of the mined areas will eventually be reforested, this one, and doubtless some others, offers opportunities for development into a unique park.

There is a fine relation here between the house and the countryside. This is due in part to the sweep of the roof, at once logical in structure and harmonious with the hills around. It is due in part to the sheer delight of the wide porches. And it is due also to the subtle progression from the outdoors to the open porch, thence to the breezeway which is at once indoors and outdoors. It is this breezeway, relict of the old dogtrot, which is the heart of the house. It is a room, with the feel of a room, and with panelled walls and a staircase.

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