Wedge, The

NE of McClellanville, McClellanville, South Carolina

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The Wedge, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Description 

Constructed ca. 1830, this two-and-one-half story Federal style house with Neo-Classical details was built by William Lucas, a wealthy rice planter. The house is significant for its architectural merit as a late Federal plantation residence. The Wedge is rectangular in shape, of frame construction, retaining a gable roof with two ridge straddle chimneys, slate shingles, and three slender dormer windows with six over six sashes. Fenestration of the five-bay fašade is nine-over-nine with fixed upper sashes. Paneled shutters employ strap hinges and shutter stays. On the second story a transom fanlight crowns a French door which leads out onto the balcony decorated with four wooden urns. Individual balusters are unturned, though the main supports are fashioned as small columns. The cornice of the portico projects beyond the unembellished frieze and the dentiled architrave. The entablature is supported by four fluted and necked Doric columns, joined by a simple guardrail. The main entrance is trabeated with a repetition of the transom fanlight. A horseshoe stair of granite steps and iron railing gives access to the porch, while a semicircular arched entrance way leads to the English basement. Listed in the National Register November 25, 1980. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1980
Reference number
80003660
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; Federal; Federal vernacular
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
1825-1849
Significant year
ca. 1830

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 29, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description"

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