Near Sutherland Springs, Wilson County
This year, we include rural farmsteads, log tabernacles an cabins and county schools on our list. These pioneer building types represent vernacular architectural forms and uses that define our rural landscapes. These building types are often taken for granted, if noticed at all. They are often invisible from the main road, or located in a small out-of-the-way communities with limited resources. Usually built of locally available materials, the skills needed to maintain and preserve them can be taught again.
The historic Polley House, an iconic 1850s limestone landmark, awaits restoration so that the public can be welcomed once again to this former museum.