Allen Johnston House, Circa 1858, Ludowici

ludowici ga historic allen johnston house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This was the home of Allen Johnston, who settled the area of  present-day Ludowici around 1850. It was known as Johnston Station until 1905. The Ludowici tile roof was added to this structure around 1905, as well. It’s a real shame to see it in this condition, as it’s the only remnant of the town’s earliest history in existence. Thomas Houston’s essay on the early history of Ludowici provides excellent general insight to the history of the area.

allen johnston house ludowici ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016


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6 responses to “Allen Johnston House, Circa 1858, Ludowici

  1. Elizabeth Howard

    so sad to see this house in disrepair, wake up Long County and restore this house to it’s original state. It’s a shame to let this “piece” of history slip away….

  2. we’re lucky it is in as good a shape as it is. If I were rich I’d buy and maintain it, just sos if I ever went through Ludowici I could look up and say, “There it is, the house of the original settler of Ludowicii.”

  3. Hugh H. West

    I enjoyed reading about the history of the town. Durinig the l950’s and perhhaps later, the town was notorious for its “speed trap”.

  4. Watson Brown

    Great old house, very similar to those around these parts!

  5. Andrew Wood

    as usual – wonderful post! good condition or not, i’d bet that tile roof is what’s keeping that house standing!

  6. Very interesting history lesson…thank you!

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