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Building Name

Davis-Lang House

Historic District

Woodbine Historic District


Davis-Lang House Woodbine GA Contributing Building - Woodbine Historic District - National Register of Historic Places

NRIS #99000553

The Davis-Lang House was built in 1897-98 by J.S.N. Davis of Brandon & Davis Timber Company. His portrait hangs in the Masonic Lodge. The house plans are said to have been ordered from Sears Roebuck. The timber was supplied by Davis’s company. In 1921 Mrs. Rufus S. Lang (Beatrice Dufour), one of the founders of the Bryan-Lang Library, purchased the Davis house. Her family lived here for many years and for a while she operated it as a boarding house, the Monasile Inn. Her granddaughter, Beatrice Colson, met her future husband, Henry E. Williams, Sr., when he came here to board in the late 1930’s.

This home is a good example of a Queen Anne style cottage popular among the middle class during the 1880’s and 1890’s. It is square shaped with projecting gables on the front and sides. It has a hipped roof and interior chimneys.

Rights Statement


Taylor; George Lansing; Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Woodbine (Ga); Historic Buildings--residential; Dwellings--residential