Hart House

220 E. Liberty St., York, South Carolina


Hart House

Photo taken by Michael Miller on August 3, 2016

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The Hart House is significant in terms of both architecture and local history. David Gordon built the Hart House ca. 1855. In the 1860s and 1870s, James Franklin Hart, a lawyer who was one of three South Carolinians appointed in 1881 to codify the laws of the state, owned the house. Hart also served in the state Senate and in 1888 was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. In 1880 he sold the property to his law partner, George Washington Seabrook Hart, a prominent local figure and president of the Loan and Savings Bank of Yorkville. The Hart House is an excellent example of a Greek Revival raised cottage. Interesting features of the house include Palladian windows in the gable ends of the roof and the front door sidelights and transom that exhibit a Gothic Revival influence. The front fašade features a double portico with simple square columns and pilasters on the main floor, and brick piers and central arch on the basement level. The rear fašade reveals several additions and alterations, having originally featured a double portico with shed roof. Listed in the National Register December 2, 1977. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1977
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year
ca. 1855

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2016: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • October 27, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • October 27, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller

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