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Tara Incognita: 1939

Tara Incognita: 1939

May 1939. "Old abandoned plantation home near Monticello, South Carolina." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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Convertible Porch

It appears from the roof and the paint remaining on the front of the house that there was, at one time, a two-story porch on the front of the building. Probably with the typical columns. Years of neglect probably lead led to it's its eventual demise.

Another Good Selling Point

"Open, airy floor plan with neutral and natural colors throughout!"

1830s antebellum

These are beautiful houses when restored. The layout of this particular design is very familiar to me. The rooms are large and spacious, with high ceilings and tall windows. Designed to stay cool in the Southern heat!

I notice that the house and roof lines have remained straight even though open to the weather -- a testament to the quality construction. This one is a keeper. I wonder, did it survive?

Fixer upper / handyman’s dream

Close to shopping and great schools.

Four-Star Title

Although "Rake's Progress" remains my personal favorite.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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