St. Julien Plantation

SC 6, Eutawville, South Carolina

Photo 

St. Julien Plantation, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Description 

St. Julien Plantation is a significant nineteenth century plantation complex, with the main house, major outbuildings, and oak allee intact. Reputed to have been constructed ca. 1854 on land originally granted to Joseph de St. Julien in 1737, St. Julien Plantation was the home of Julius Theodore Porcher (1829-1863), a member of a prominent French Huguenot family of St. Johnís Berkeley Parish. The 1860 South Carolina Slave Schedule lists Porcher as owning 121 slaves. In addition to operating a prosperous plantation and being active in community affairs, Porcher served in the Confederate army. The plantation house is significant architecturally for its design which reflects the Italianate influence on the vernacular farmhouses of the mid-nineteenth century. It features an L-shaped, two-story plan, with a one-story porch in the crook of the L, and a low-pitched hipped roof with projecting eaves and a bracketed cornice. Also notable are several remaining original outbuildings including a board and batten kitchen, a log cotton warehouse, a Carpenter Gothic mule barn, a smokehouse, garage, storage building, and several wood frame farm buildings of undetermined age. Approximately fifty-nine acres of the 1,027 acre farm are a part of the National Register site, including the garden behind the house that contains several large Camellia japonicas that are believed to be among the oldest in the Lowcountry, and a moss-draped live oak allee, the original approach to the house from the old River Road. Listed in the National Register November 28, 1980. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 28, 1980
Reference number
80003693
Architectural styles
Victorian: Italianate; Other architectural type; Carpenter Gothic
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Animal facility; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1854; 1864
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 8
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Tags 

19th Century (36,347)
Brick (42,457)
Built 1854 (320)
Built during 1850s (4,574)
Eutawville, South Carolina (3)
House (26,792)
Italianate (5,025)
Julius Porcher (1)
Log (2,298)
Orangeburg County, South Carolina (49)
Private owner (54,396)
South Carolina (2,094)
Stucco (7,816)
Victorian (19,690)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" and Imported Photo

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