Our first historic building, the Wells House, has made it to its new home in Columbus, GA.
Here is some great drone footage of the building making its way from Lumpkin to Columbus
For those of you not familiar with that particular building in our collection here is a little background.
Stepping inside the Wells House, one is immediately aware that it is something unusual. The house appears to contain a log cabin, and oddly it does. The original structure dates from the early 1800s and consisted of a one story log cabin and shed. Wells family lore, historical research, and architectural features found during the house’s deconstruction indicates that Yuchi Indians were likely the builders and original inhabitants of the house.
The Wells family lived in the house for over a century. During this time, they made several changes, including the addition of porches that were not replaced during restoration at Westville.
Staff is still conducting architectural research on the building which will add a fascinating layer of significance to this impressive example of vernacular architecture.