Monday, July 24, 2017

Old Homes Along Matt Hwy, Forsyth County, GA

5240 Matt Hwy, c.1936, photographer facing NE (house has been demolished).
Traveling west of Hwy 9 on Matt Hwy (Hwy 369) in northern Forsyth County, you can see the new creeping in on the old. Forsyth County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country. Located near Coal Mountain, just 45 miles from downtown Atlanta, this area has seen steady growth. Old houses fade away to be replaced by large, and quite expensive developments.

5240 Matt Hwy, photographer facing east.
The home shown in these first few photos is no longer standing. These photos were taken in 2015, and I'm not certain when the home was razed. This location will more than likely end up being a commercial development, given the lot size of less than one acre.

A tin roof, large wrap-around front porch, and an old well located right behind the house were some of the neat features of this home.

5240 Matt Hwy, photographer facing south. Well house on the left.

5240 Matt Hwy, photographer facing west.

Matt Hwy, c.1926, photographer facing east.

The second old farm place, shown here is located only about a mile from the first home in this post, and looks very similar from the side. Also with a well house located immediately adjacent to the home, the roof on this home has shingles, and the front of the house has more of a Craftsman look. Ten years older and in much worse shape than the 5240 home, this home, if not gone already, will be soon. The roof on the back section is open, and the front porch roof was also failing in 2015.

Matt Hwy c.1926, photographer facing south.
This site also has an out building and a barn (also built in 1926, according to tax records) still standing just 100' or so from the house.

Outbuilding and barn, c.1926, photographer facing south.
I haven't been by this site in a while, so I don't know if these buildings are standing, or not. Being next to a 60+ acre parcel that sold for $1.25 million in 2014, you can be sure that  this farm will soon be a memory.

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