December 12, 2007
The antebellum house west of Magnolia (Columbia County) known as “Frog Level” is believed to be the oldest building in the county. The home was built in 1852 by plantation owner William Frazier from timber cut on site. The timber was milled at a local sawmill and hand dressed by slave labor. It is believed that all of the glass was brought up the river from New Orleans. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and the distinctive name is believed to have been derived from the noise of the numerous frogs that inhabit the swampy area.