1866 – Hoboken, GA

Added to OHD on 6/4/20   -   Last OHD Update: 7/22/20   -   30 Comments
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68 King St, Hoboken, GA 31542

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  • $49,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 2774 Sq Ft
  • 1.93 Ac.
Own a piece of Brantley County history!! This grand old home was built 1866 by A.P. Brantley the prominent business owner of whom Brantley County was named. Sellers have been told this is the oldest home in Brantley County. This home feature 92 linear feet of porch, and a attic space would double the square footage, the almost 2 acres with oak and cedar trees was a common place for the local elementary school to hold Easter egg hunts. Current sellers have made recent updates: installing a new Drain Field, tankless gas hot water heater, some wiring upgrades, hardwired smoke alarms, and new plumbing in the master bath. This home is ready for restoration.
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Wendy Mattox, Re/Max Cobblestone
(912) 281-7781
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30 Comments on 1866 – Hoboken, GA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12137 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The exterior is beyond interesting, it’s one of the more unique homes I’ve ever seen.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7147 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Maybe originally a rooming house: or perhaps a small community hospital?

      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1046 comments
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        Houses with a central cruciform hallway (more popular in the South than elsewhere, presumably to promote better ventilation) can sometimes have an institutional feel to them. The listing description states that the house was built as a home by the county’s namesake, so that would probably be easy enough to verify. I agree though, the house is big enough that it does have a feel of possibly something other than single-family use, but I think it’s probably just a big (and beautiful) house.

  2. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1046 comments
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    It’s beautiful! The creative use of gables — and chimney placement — has made an otherwise-conventional and symmetrical facade unusually captivating. While reflecting the local vernacular building traditions, the house also embraces the then-newly fashionable Stick style (gable embellishment) and the currently popular Italianate style (porch millwork). It’s a very happy combination of influences! While the interior appears to have had many updates since the early 20th century, there is enough original material left to guide a restoration; this house would be a great candidate for that level of effort. Drool.

    • Susan says: 1 comments

      I had an 1886 Victorian home. Literally the money pit. Lost it. The thing i love was the wrap porch they were wide n grand. Pray someone with a heart will salvage n live it up

  3. TGrantTGrant says: 941 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    Lots to like here.

  4. Cricket says: 14 comments

    I hope someone buys it and loves it up.

  5. Anne Hamilton says: 202 comments


  6. montana channing says: 232 comments

    so those gables are supposed to be just decorative? usually when you punch a hole in a roof for one of those it’s to let more light into a room but since that floor isn’t finished, I guess it doesn’t matter. love the porch and a great place for a bowling alley. what a fascinating place and what a price – nice.

    • Ernie says: 323 comments

      Looks like two of them were to “camouflage” the chimneys but the others……

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1046 comments
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      The chimney gables serve as crickets for the chimneys to divert rainwater from behind them, so those gables do have a utilitarian function. The two highest end gables provide ventilation or light; the others are purely decorative and are built on top of the roof without piercing it (no holes punched into the attic). Without them, however, the house would not be nearly as interesting! It really is a fascinating place.

  7. LadyTexasLadyTexas says: 198 comments
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    1979 Traditional
    Plano, TX

    I confess with my uneducated eye, I’m having trouble making sense of the interior. would love to know the original intent of the building. Was it designed as a home, home/business, boarding house, . . . ???

  8. akd1953 says: 190 comments

    omg! That porch is enough reason to own this house. Although a little too close to the road you can get a better look at the cars that pass by. I like it.

    • Ernie says: 323 comments

      In the street view, there are large shrubs that block a lot but it does look like the porch goes all the way around…. Yeah!
      The property is fenced with what appears to be mostly well maintained woven wire & some with a privacy board fence, so if you want room for your dogs to run, bet they would have a ball on this property.
      There are train tracks across the road.

  9. Tracy says: 8 comments

    Very similar to the old train depot in my hometown. It’s beautiful ♡

  10. JimHJimH says: 5261 comments
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    The date, history and/or builder are way off. Hoboken developed slowly along the railroad that was rebuilt after the Civil War. The county was named after Benjamin D. Brantley (1832-1891) who had business interests across the region that were later taken over by his son Archibald P. (1862-1937), but there’s no evidence that either man ever lived at Hoboken. Perhaps A.P. Brantley was an extraordinarily capable and prescient 4 year old, but I think it’s more likely the building was built as a hotel sometime around 1890. It’s an interesting building that could be a unique live/work space.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1046 comments
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      Interesting! Thanks for looking into the history… the plot thickens! The Stick styling of the gables does seem to be a tad early for a small town in the rural South — I could easily believe that the house was built 20 years after the stated date of 1866.

    • BK says: 1 comments

      Benjamin D. Brantley moved to Blackshear (Pierce county) in 1857. Hoboken and Brantley County were established in 1920 from parts of Pierce, Wayne and Charlton Counties. There would be no record of him living in Hoboken if he passed away in 1891.

  11. realdaddrealdadd says: 34 comments
    second empire frankfort, NY

    Hard not to love! the structure of the house! the price! the acres! WOW!

  12. ROBERT WHITE says: 1 comments

    It almost looks like a century old train station.

  13. Cassie says: 1 comments

    My papa Greene done some work in that house years ago. It is a very beautiful home.

  14. roxxxroxxx says: 522 comments
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    I would pick that house up and move back from the road as far as I could. Cool house.

  15. RosewaterRosewater says: 7147 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I still say originally rooming house.

  16. MandyMandy says: 86 comments
    Edmonds, WA

    Love this one. Especially love the exterior, but it would be fun to bring it back to its original beauty.

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