1798 – Lexington, GA

SOLD / Archived From 2019
Added to OHD on 3/5/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/17/19   -   19 Comments
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  • $49,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2460 Sq Ft
  • 1.71 Ac.
This was known as The Smith-Turner House . This is in serious disrepair and I am not sure if someone will want to try to rebuild this. The land would be perfect for a commercial application, as it has plenty of road frontage.
Sold By
Mike Seger, Seger Realty
(678) 661-0701
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19 Comments on 1798 – Lexington, GA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Another home I’ve been watching for years. It’s gotten worse since I last saw it.

    Built as a log cabin and later enlarged.

    More photos from 2014: http://drhouse.monkeysmack.com/?p=222

    PS, I do not write listing descriptions. But be gentle, not everyone sees old places as we do.

    • Avatartess says: 320 comments

      I thank the realtor for being honest. Many try to puff up the description. Then reality pops up when the potential buyer visits. Unless you are an old house fanatic it’s very disappointing and wasteful of everyone’s time.

  2. 67drake67drake says: 185 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Racine County, WI

    I wonder if that extra building used to be a gas station. One of my dreams to restore

    • SharonSharon says: 408 comments
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      Sedalia, MO

      Looks like a traditional gas station to me. “Filler up, please. . . and check the oil.” I always love seeing the remains of these old first stations.

    • AvatarAngela Bailey says: 7 comments

      Being from Georgia myself, I would love to buy this one to restore. My husband, on the other hand, would think that I have finally snapped!! He’s not into old houses..at least not as much as me!

  3. AvatarRCJH says: 112 comments

    I live in Lexington and am familiar with this house. It’s in very rough shape. It’s a shame it has gotten to this point. Very large lot.

    BTW Lexington is a great little town 20 minutes from Athens GA (UGA). Lots of historic houses (including mine).

  4. SharonSharon says: 408 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Sedalia, MO

    My first reaction when I saw this place, particularly that first image of the overgrown shrubs and peeling paint, was “let me at it!” Then I realized I don’t live there and don’t have the funds, but what a great project for someone who sees these sleeping beauties as we do.

  5. TGrantTGrant says: 554 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    Oh golly, I sure hope someone with deep pockets and old house addiction decides to take this on. It reminds me greatly of my great great grandparent’s no longer standing homestead.

  6. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 544 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    This house is fortunate to retain lots of originality — original siding, flooring, early mantels, 9/9 and 9/6 windows for starters. The log cabin core is a fascinating aspect and the many surviving attributes will all appeal to a preservation-minded buyer.

  7. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

    I hope this fascinating old house finds a buyer intent on a quality restoration. There are enough details remaining in this Plantation Plain restyling of the original log cabin to suggest the initial remodel dates to the earlier part of the 19th century. I imagine the ell was added at a later time perhaps to contain a kitchen.

  8. AvatarJean L Spencer says: 66 comments

    Wasn’t this in the Georgia Trust revolving fund? Did they give up on it? I love Lexington, but this house is right on the road at a bend where the headlights must rake it every night. At least, that was my thought.

  9. AvatarStacy says: 217 comments

    If only I had the $$$… This isn’t just an old house it’s history & can you imagine the stories it could tell? My favorite part!

  10. AvatarCynthia Skidmore says: 18 comments

    It would be just marvelous if someone saw the beautiful potential that this old dame has. The right person with the right amount of love could do amazing things with this home. Sure it needs a little patching up here and there, but wow! Plus, that old gas station! Too cool!!

  11. Avatartess says: 320 comments

    Odd, someone cared enough to put in a concrete block foundation and leave the original pier posts. Roofline is straight, chimney has been worked on. At 220 years it is still a proud house. That close to the road perhaps someone will restore it as an antique or crafts store.

  12. Barbara VBarbara V says: 346 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    When I was very little, we lived in an 1802 house (former stagecoach stop) that was much closer to the road than this (typical for the period it was built), so this wouldn’t bother me too much. Of course, if the foundation has issues, it would always be an option to put in a new foundation at a location further back from the road and just move it…

  13. AvatarStacy says: 217 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen

    Says it’s being sold? Anyone know details?

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