Bowen-Studstill House, Dodge County

This house has always been a landmark of my travels on the old River Road, dating back to going with my great-grandmother to visit all her relatives in Eastman. I made the photograph in 2010. Mark Studstill writes: The home is still standing. It now belongs to the Studstill family who’s grandmother was Mr. Enoch Bowen’s (owner/builder) daughter. We are very proud to have the opportunity to have this home along with the heritage and history that goes along with it. Can still remember the stories our dad told about living in and hanging out around this old house. He could even remember the names of dogs that slept in the open hall.

 

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11 responses to “Bowen-Studstill House, Dodge County

  1. James Himes

    where is this house actually located? I know it’s on “old river road” but i have a life long friend with the same last name that lives in the Warner Robins / Byron area that may be a direct decendant of the studstills , would like to maybe help her piece it together as she wasn’t aware of this until seeinig this article

  2. Mark G Studstill

    The home is still standing. It now belongs to the Studstill family who’s grandmother was Mr. Enoch Bowen’s (owner/builder) daughter. We are very proud to have the opportunity to have this home along with the heritage and history that goes along with it. Can still remember the stories our dad told about living in and hanging out around this old house. He could even remember the names of dogs that slept in the open hall.

    • Thanks for the history, Mark.

      • Kathy Dixon Moore

        Mark,
        I have a drawing of this house if you are interested in it. I’ve known your family forever but food not know this was a family home. You can PM thru Facebook if you are interested in the drawing.

    • Wanda Dopson

      Thank you Mark Studstill for the update. I did get by there and saw that it was still standing, but I didn’t have my camera. It still looks about as good as this picture shown, the best I remember. Enjoyed your history on this beautiful piece of the past.

  3. Wendell Theus

    HI BRIAN, NOW THIS PHOTO WOULD APTLY SHOW ANY FOREIGNER (NORTHERN) PERSON WHAT A FAT LIGHTER HOUSE LOOKED AND LOOKS IN THEIR TIME. THESE TYPE HOUSES WERE SEEN EXTENSIVELY IN SOUTH GA. AS WELL AS MANY PLACES IN GA. THIS WOOD WAS VERY DURABLE, ALMOST INSECT PROOF ( TERMITES-ETC.) THE MAIN DRAWBACK WAS IF EVER CAUGHT ON FIRE- VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT OUT!!! I HAVE PERSONALLY SAW 3 OF THESE TYPE HOUSES BURN TO THE GROUND IN A FEW MINUTES TIME. THE HEAT WAS SO INTENSE THAT IT BLISTERED THE PAINT IN SMALL SPOTS ON MY PARKED VEHICLE PROBABLY 200 FT. AWAY!!!
    EXCELLENT PHOTO’S AS ALWAYS. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK-( DID I SAY WORK!!!). JUST KIDDING BRIAN.
    REGARDS
    WENDELL

  4. David Cloud

    i AM GLAD YOU POST THE PICTURES OF THE PAST. I ENJOY SEEING THEM. IT GIVES MY WIFE AND ME THE CHANCE TO SEE GEORGIA’S PAST

  5. wfydopson.1953@yahoo.com

    I have passed this house many times. I will get out there and send you a picture of what it looks like today, if it is still standing. Thank you for all your interesting subjects. I’m loving everything you post.

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