Top 5 Historic Preservation Successes in Woodstock


Last month, we highlighted some historic preservation successes in Holly Springs. Today, we're sharing 5 historic preservation successes in Woodstock, GA!

1. Woodstock Depot

Built in 1912, the Woodstock Depot station paved the way for Woodstock's development by connecting the town to the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. The depot served both passenger and freight depot from the 1920s until the 1950s. The building now stands as a full-service restaurant called Freight Kitchen and Tap, which you can visit in the heart of downtown Woodstock.

2. Dean’s Store

Dean’s Store opened in 1906 when a local physician, Dr. William Dean, and his son Linton wanted to run a doctor’s office and pharmacy. When Dr. Dean passed away later that year, Linton Dean turned it into a general and drug store where he ran the business for 75 years.

Dean’s Store is an iconic Woodstock landmark. It was one of the first businesses in the town’s business district and was a hub for locals throughout the 1900s. Dean’s Store reopened in 2001 as the Woodstock Visitors Center where tourists can learn more about the town and the history of the building.

3. The Chambers at City Center

The Chambers at City Center was intially the home to Woodstock Baptist Church, built in 1913. The building was renamed in honor of the former mayor of Woodstock, Evelyn Chambers, after its 2012 renovation. The facility now hosts a variety of meetings for local groups within its historic walls.

4. Century House

Before it became a restaurant, the Century House was the Fowler-Hubbard Home. The house was built by George Fowler in 1894 and was later purchased by the Hubbard family who lived there from the 1940’s until 2004. It is one of the oldest homes in Woodstock and is today recognized as an historic landmark that serves casual style fine dining.

5. Salon Bastille

Before it became a hair-salon, this red-brick building off Main Street was initially the city’s jailhouse. Constructed in 1914, the building was repurposed in the late 2000s to become Salon Bastille - named after the famous 14th century prison that played a significant role in the French Revolution. Much of the original structure remains, though instead of sitting behind iron bars guests now rest on cozy furniture.

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