Historic Housing

House Styles

  • Residential Architectural Styles in Georgia (pdf)
    From Georgia's Living Places: Historic Houses in Their Landscaped Settings (1991). This manual will be looked at by the Historic Preservation Division staff in the future for possible updating.

House Types

In addition to architectural style, Georgia houses may be categorized by house type, such as "shotgun," "bungalow" or "plantation plain." The simplest definition of house type is the formula, plan + height = type. Thus, two houses with the same floor plan and the same height will belong to the same type.