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This ca. 1870 Georgia Farmhouse Will be Demolished Unless a Buyer Is Found by July 7th

by Elizabeth Finkelstein

 
Got $15,000 and a hankering to move an old house? The wonderful Scott Reed (who also sent me this beauty, which I featured in Country Living Magazine) tipped me off to this gorgeous farmhouse for sale in Rayle, GA that is threatened with demolition unless a buyer is found by July 7th.
 
Currently owned by the City, it’s being offered for just $15,000 on the condition that it be moved off-site. The home is filled with period detail, as you can see from the photos below.
 


 

THE JACKSON HOUSE, RAYLE, GA

 
Asking Price $15,000 (must be moved)
 
This picturesque vernacular cottage is available for relocation! Owned by the City of Rayle , the historic Jackson House is now threatened by imminent demolition to make way for a park. A comfortable floor plan offers six large, light-filled rooms with (mostly) original six-over-six windows of Greek Revival proportion. The wide central hall is flanked by two rooms at each side. A kitchen el offers two additional rooms, each accessing a rear porch. Though currently lowered in most spaces, ceilings are 12’ in height. Three original fireplace mantels remain, each reflecting the transitional architectural styles. Floors are a mix of original heart pine and oak that was later added to the central hall and one front room, in early 20th century fashion. Look closely and one will find the shadows of the original Italianate portico that once graced the front of the home. All structure remains sound and in very good condition. A buyer must be found before July 7th, 2017 to prevent the demolition of this great historic property.
 
Interested? Contact Scott Reed at savingoldhouses@gmail.com.
 
 

 
 

Elizabeth1AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN

Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Nyack, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”

 
 



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