Woodlawn was restored by Columbia Association in 2007 to preserve a piece of history. The building is believed to have been constructed in the early 1800s. While there is no definite evidence that the building was built or used for slave housing, it is known that the owners of the property during that period owned slaves.

The construction material is primarily field stone, but the hand-hewn, quarried cornerstones — or quoins — are indications of the fine quality of the original construction. It is located near Bendix Road in Columbia and is not often opened to the public.