White House

258 E. White St., Rock Hill, South Carolina

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White House, Right Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Description 

The White House, formerly a plantation home, now stands within the city limits of Rock Hill. It is considered to be the oldest house in Rock Hill, incorporated in 1870. Occupied by five successive generations of the White family, the house is a reminder of the Scotch-Irish who settled the upcountry. Built between 1832-1842, the large frame dwelling with two-story piazzas, small columns, and tall end chimneys was designed in the typical upcountry plantation style. The house reflects the prosperity that came to upcountry settlers who were able to replace their original pioneer log cabins with plantation homes. While the plantation home was being built the White’s lived in the first home at the site, the log cabin which still stands at the rear of the White House. The frame building was constructed with hand-hewn oak sills, heart of pine weatherboarding, and the wide board floors typical of antebellum houses. Some Victorian scrollwork was added to the two front porches in the 1890s. It was modernized in the 1920s with electricity and central heating. Its builders were early Scotch-Irish Presbyterian settler George Pendleton Stuart White and his wife Ann Hutchinson White. Listed in the National Register December 2, 1969. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 3, 1969
Reference number
69000176
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Military; Politics/Government; Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1832; 1842
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • October 29, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller

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