Hugh Aiken House

1 Parkside Dr., Greenville, South Carolina

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Hugh Aiken House

Photo taken by Michael Miller in December 2018

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The Hugh Aiken House possesses architectural significance as one of William “Willie” Riddle Ward’s most distinctive single-family residential designs. The house is a one and one-half story frame residence constructed in 1952. It was designed in 1948 by Ward, a notable Greenville architect, for Hugh K. Aiken, president and treasurer of Piedmont Paint and Manufacturing Company. The distinctive loggia and angled footprint of the Aiken residence were features that Ward was especially proud of with this design. The house was constructed in the Colonial Revival style on an extensively landscaped lot adjacent to the North Main Street area of Greenville. Ward’s design approach emphasized compatibility with the configuration of the lot and its heavily wooded, natural setting and falling topography. The focal point of the lot is a small pond fed by natural springs. The home’s foundation is stone, complementing the flagstone steps and front porch floor and the retaining walls of the landscaping. The central section consists of a formal entrance hall, living room, den, and loggia. The loggia connects to adjacent rear halls flanking the loggia and provides access to the other areas of the house comprised of the bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room and children’s activity room (formerly the garage). A large, tapered stone chimney dominates the front elevation of the house and a second tapered, stone chimney accents the south elevation of the house. Listed in the National Register April 11, 2003. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 2003
Reference number
03000207
NR name
Aiken, Hugh, House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1950-1974
Significant year
1952

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2018: New photo from Michael Miller
  • September 12, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 12, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller

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