Dubach Dogtrot Visitor Center
The unique style house was originally built in 1883 by Thomas Yancy Colvin for his new bride who had requested it for her wedding present. We are extremely grateful to the Colvin family members for donating the house to the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization.
The story says that all the lumber for the house was dressed by hand on the site. The “dog trot” obtained its name because the center of the house was left open to allow for cross ventilation in the summer. The dogs regularly “trotted” from one side of the house to the other thru this open area or just enjoyed the shade it provided from the intense summer heat. Very few of these homes remain today and we are lucky to have two such examples here in Dubach. Therefore, we have claimed the name of “Dog Trot Capitol of the World.
When completed, the house will be home to many uses and activities including an information center where people can find out what there is to do and see in Dubach, Lincoln Parish, and all of Louisiana. We will have a gift shop in which arts and crafts created by local people will be featured.
Other events planned for both the house and the grounds surrounding the house are art shows, “picking on the porch” bluegrass music, and seasonal entertainment. Tours and information about this style of house will be available as well as other information about the Dubach area such as our unique birding trail.
Work on this project is still in progress and we welcome you to volunteer your time and talents as well as tax deductible donations. Please see our contact information below. We hope to see you in Dubach soon.