Whitehall

Etheredge Rd., Saluda, South Carolina

Historic Home in Saluda, SC

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Whitehall

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Whitehall, believed to have been built ca. 1893 for Alvin Etheredge, is exemplary of the Classical Revival style. The frame building is a two-story rectangular block with additions attached to the west and south elevations. Both the façade (north) and east elevation are dominated by tetrastyle, two-story porticos with columns of the Corinthian order. The columns support a full entablature featuring an architrave with multiple fascias, a plain frieze, and a bracketed cornice with dentils and modillions. Above is a parapet with small paneled pedestals. Each elevation is set on brick piers which were later infilled with brick latticework. Within the nominated acreage are eleven outbuildings, including a barn, dairy, washhouse, greenhouse, and a blacksmith/chemistry shop. Whitehall is also historically significant as the home of several individuals prominent in the history of the town and county of Saluda. Alvin Etheredge was a prominent businessman, farmer, and civic leader in the Saluda area. Operator of a lumber business, he also managed a cotton plantation which employed twenty tenant families. He was the primary force behind the formation of Saluda County in 1895. After Etheredge’s death in 1920, Whitehall eventually passed to his son, Rodney Hammond Etheredge. Educated as a lawyer, R.H. Etheredge was also a surveyor and owner and operator of a brickmill, a lumberyard, several farms, a cotton gin and, later in his life, a dairy farm. He served three nonconsecutive terms in the SC House of Representatives. Listed in the National Register August 21, 1980. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 21, 1980
Reference number
80003697
Architectural style
Federal
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
ca. 1893
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 11

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19th Century (37,584)
Brick (42,462)
Built during 1890s (7,593)
Federal (4,586)
Have Street View (44,001)
House (27,494)
Private owner (54,396)
Saluda County, South Carolina (19)
Saluda, South Carolina (6)
South Carolina (2,136)
Stone (26,161)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • November 12, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"

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