Cartledge House

305 Saluda Ave., Batesburg, South Carolina


Cartledge House, Right Elevation

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Cartledge House is architecturally unique in the Central Midlands Region in its distinctive exterior weatherboarding, which is planed into an ogee curve. The front door features an oval, beveled glass window. Brook Cartledge, who had the house built, was a Batesburg merchant and postmaster. The commanding residence is representative of his social standing in the community. This ca. 1898 Victorian era residence is a two-story weatherboard dwelling, consisting of a rectangular central block under a hipped roof with sheet metal shingles and a truncated ridge. Corbeled interior chimneys pierce the roof slope. Double gallery porches wrap around the front and side elevations on both stories. Tuscan colonettes and turned balustrades ornament the porches. A steep cross gable centered by a circular vent pierces the front roof slope. Window sashes are one-over-one throughout. Interior refinements include a spoolwork frieze over the entrance to the stairway, tiled fire surrounds, and mantels with beveled mirrors. Listed in the National Register July 6, 1982. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 6, 1982
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Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View", Corrected "GPS Coordinates" and Imported Photo