J. Warren Smith House

21 N. Palmetto St., Liberty, South Carolina


J. Warren Smith House

Photo taken by Michael Miller in September 2016



Street View 


The J. Warren Smith House is significant as an excellent example of an early twentieth century Colonial Revival residence and for its association with J. Warren Smith, prominent business executive and owner of Liberty Light and Power Company, the first supplier of local electricity. The house features many of the architectural characteristics typical of the Colonial Revival style, including a symmetrical façade, prominent classical entrance and balanced window pairs. Its grand scale and quality craftsmanship convey the image of affluence and prominence befitting a man of J. Warren Smith’s import. Built in 1927, the house is a two-and-one-half-story brick veneer residence situated prominently on approximately one acre. The one-story entry porch features Doric columns clustered at the corners and paired and engaged where it meets the house. A flat roof with a low balustrade covers the porticos. The portico design is repeated in one-story porches on both sides of the house. Composite shingles form a low-pitch, hipped roof with a balustrade along the top. Listed in the National Register January 26, 2005. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 26, 2005
Reference number
NR name
Smith, J. Warren, House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Community Planning and Development
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2016: New photo from Michael Miller
  • October 3, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • October 3, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller