This log cabin in the midst of the city is one of the oldest houses. Named for original owner Samuel Goodwin, the home is ... More
This log cabin in the midst of the city is one of the oldest houses. Named for original owner Samuel Goodwin, the home is open for free tours every third Sunday. Goodwin came to the area from South Carolina in 1837 and built the house along the Echota Indian Trail on a 600-acre (243-hectare) homestead. The family cemetery, home to five generations of Goodwins, is located nearby amid sprawling magnolias. Lynda Martin, the great-great-great-great granddaughter of Goodwin, currently lives in the house and leads the monthly tours.
Nestled and hidden from the rest of the city around it, we took a tour of the Goodwin House with Lynda Martin whose family has been part of this home for 7 generations. This is the last parcel of a 600-acre farm in Dekalb County, Georgia and now shelters several growing businesses and offers a calming retreat to Goodwin Growth Works and a couple of other small business.
The house has endured as the countryside around it grew into the bustling Brookhaven district. The fireplace was by far our favorite part, with a large chunk missing and a good story in its place. This was really a wonderful tour by someone who not only is a descendant of the original inhabitants, but seems to truly love it.
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