McWhirter House

415 Pacolet St., Jonesville, South Carolina

Historic home in Jonesville, SC

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McWhirter House

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The McWhirter House is an excellent example of early twentieth century Neo-Classical residential architecture. Built by Mrs. Hattie Fripp McWhirter in 1909, the house is also significant for its association with the McWhirter family who contributed greatly to the economic, social and civic life of Jonesville during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The design of the house is attributed to Joseph Cunningham of Greenville, South Carolina, who was previously employed by J.E. Sirrine prior to becoming a principal architect in the firm of Cunningham and Cunningham. The design possesses many of the distinguishing characteristics of the Neo-Classical style. The front fašade of the house is dominated by a full-height porch supported by classical columns. It is symmetrically balanced with side porches accented with classical detailing. The opulent interior has a dramatic entry foyer with hardwood floors inlaid with an intricate Greek key pattern. The foyer has ornate wainscoting and mahogany Ionic columns adjacent to beveled mirrors that provide partial separation from the foyer and the rest of the central hall. The design and craftsmanship convey an image of affluence and prominence associated with the McWhirter family at the time. Listed in the National Register April 18, 2003. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 2003
Reference number
03000272
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical 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
1900-1924
Significant year
1909
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview", Updated "GPS Coordinates"

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