Seven Springs Museum Reopens In Powder Springs

The City of Powder Springs has reopened the Seven Springs Museum in the newly renovated historic Bodiford House.

The Seven Springs Museum, formerly located in Powder Springs Park, houses a unique collection of artifacts and photographs chronicling the history of the area.

Volunteers from the Seven Springs Historical Society operate the museum.

The museum is known for several unique local history exhibits including the “Powder Springs Has Some Deep Roots in It,” which outlines the story of the historical neighborhood called the flats.

“One of the Historical Society’s main objectives is to preserve the history of Powder Springs. The acquisition and the renovation of the 1900’s Victorian home with parts dating back to the 1800’s is a great achievement. We are so pleased to have this wonderful place for our new home to keep and showcase the rich history of our town for now and future generations,” Lowell Lovinggood, President of the Seven Springs Historical Society, said.

The historic Bodiford house, located at 4355 Marietta St. in downtown Powder Springs, was recently purchased and renovated by the City with the intent to preserve its cultural, architectural and historical features. DAEDALUS design+innovation led the renovation team consisting of Promus (MEP engineering), C2O-The Engineers (structural engineering), and Morrison Design (historic preservation consultant).

“The project involved an adaptive-reuse of the residence to enable and accommodate a history museum. Our sincerest respect and appreciation are bestowed on Macallan Construction for their efforts in bringing to life our visions,” said Ernie Knoche, Principal of Daedalus Design.

This lovely Queen Anne style home and its grounds are now open to the public. Museum hours are: Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

“The Seven Springs Museum is an outstanding historic home. It has so much for the City to be proud of: hand painted wood graining, six fireplaces, antique chandeliers, a wrap-around porch, beautiful woodwork, an impressive staircase, a vintage kitchen, and a wonderful story of a modest home enlarged into a grand house. The City of Powder Springs has done a superior job in restoring this historic resource,” said Brandy Morrison, historic preservation consultant to the project architect.

It is the City’s goal to share this new acquisition with residents and visitors. There is also a new Welcome Center kiosk in the lobby that provides tourism information about Powder Springs and the surrounding area attractions.

In addition to the house renovation, the grounds also have a new look. The new landscaping offers visitors an outside touring

experience in the form of historic farm equipment, stone features and art, as well as a place to stroll, picnic, and relax. Michael Callahan of Callahan Landscape Services, stated: “It has been a pleasure working The City of Powder Springs on The Seven Springs Museum at the Bodiford House. It is rewarding to know that we have been a part of preserving a small piece of history and that our work will be enjoyed by many people in the coming years. Everyone involved with this project has done a great job! I am proud that Callahan Landscape Services was selected to be a part of the renovations.” We encourage you to visit the Seven Springs Museum at the Historic Bodiford house and see for yourself the treasure that is located in the heart of Powder Springs. For more information visit:

From the November 2015 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs and Austell, GA.