The dogtrot house type in Georgia
Owens, Sheldon Ben
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The dogtrot house type is one of the more romanticized vernacular house types in Georgia, yet at the same time one of the least represented in recognized material form. Once one of the most important house types in Georgia, the dogtrot’s reputation for adaptability earned it high status among the pioneer cultures that populated the inland forests of Georgia, as well as the rest of the eastern United States. This thesis analyzes the dogtrot’s history from its first diffusion into early Georgia up to its nostalgic picturesque reputation of the present. Finally, this thesis attempts to call attention to the dogtrot as one of Georgia’s most elusive and endangered vernacular forms.