The Old Homestead

The Old Homestead


The following photographs were sent to me courtesy of Charles T. Craton III. These are reported to be the original homestead of Thomas Howell Craton built shortly after his arrival in Paulding County, Georgia. Through the years that Thomas lived there additions were built onto the structure, but these later additions have all been demolished leaving only the original home. Now being used as a storage shed, there is some effort being made to try to restore the site and apply for a listing as an historical treasure. According to some research Thomasís farm was burned down by Shermanís troops during the War Between the States, but evidently the structures razed were some of the additions that had been added. We can only guess that Thomas was not living in the original homestead at the time.


Front
Front view


Back
Back view


Chimney
Original chimney


Fireplace
Original fireplace


Outer wall
Close-up of outer wall



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