Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Georgia man restoring rural houses from the 1800s and 1900s

A Georgia man is restoring centuries old rural houses, having "brought more than fifty structures in and around Thomasville, Ga., back to life," Hasekll Harris reports for Garden & Gun. Charlie Whitney, who began restoring houses in 1985, told Harris, “If I was a young man and could start over again, I would be an archaeologist. In some ways, that is what I do now. I enjoy discovering how structures were constructed some 100 to 200 years ago, their methods, materials and craftsmanship. Restoration isn’t a quick fix. It is about preserving our past and saving it for future generations.” (Read more) To see more of Whitney's projects, click here. (The John C. McMullen House or "Hickory Head” Plantation (circa 1840) from the 1930s (left) and today)

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