With the help of some friends over at Hometalk, I found a presentation from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Historic Preservation Division. You can see it here.
Here's what I learned. This house is considered an American Small House, a historic house that has been identified in Georgia and other parts of the country. It originated from the sense that there was a type of house out there that fit between two types of well-known house types: the bungalow & the ranch. At the time, it was called many names, some of which were, "Depression-Era" Cottage, "Victory" Cottage, and "War Years" Cottage. This information was in sync with the year it was built.
I won't bore you with all of the details, since the presentation is 39 pages long, but here are characteristics that I found important for this type of house:
3 to 5 rooms
2 rooms across the front
Hallways are small or non-existent
Front door is centered
Small porches were an option
Capacity for future expansion by going up the attic stairs
All of these things are contained in this house. There are so many more facts to share about this type of house. If I did, this post would go on forever... Click the link - it's a history lesson!
So, my friends, our Mid-Century American Small House is a Cottage. So much of it is still original and I'm excited to bring it back to life. I think this quote says it all:
Have a great week!