Monroe Wilson House

Also known as: Wilson House
Railroad Ave. and SR S20-20, Ridgeway, South Carolina

Historic home in Ridgeway, SC


Monroe Wilson House, Facade

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The Monroe Wilson House is a two-story frame house considered as one of the two best examples of Victorian vernacular architecture in Ridgeway. It is well preserved and essentially intact. Built about 1890, this vernacular Victorian residence is a rectangular weatherboarded building with ells on the fašade and side. A porch runs along the fašade and southeast elevation with fret sawn vertical splats on the railing and square supporting posts with elaborate brackets. The fret sawn detailing is of high quality, indicative of the ownerĺs status in the town. The gable roof has a boxed cornice with returns, with several cross gables with returns and three dormers on the northwest side with returns. The cornice is supported by elaborate brackets. There is a small second story porch over the front entrance with railings identical to that on the first story porch. The door on the second story has multi-paned sidelights and transom. There are three interior single chimney stacks and a small screened porch at the rear. Listed in the National Register November 26, 1980

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1980
Reference number
NR name
Wilson, Monroe, House
Architectural styles
Victorian; Other architectural type; Vernacular Victorian
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year
ca. 1890

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • October 31, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"