McKendree Mitchell House

Also known as: Dodd House
310 Saluda Ave., Batesburg, South Carolina

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McKendree Mitchell House

Photo taken by Michael Miller in October 2018

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Description 

Constructed in 1873 by prominent Batesburg farmer McKendree Mitchell, this one and one-half story Greek Revival cottage is of weatherboard, under a gabled roof, with a projecting central porch. Four evenly spaced wood pillars with panels support the gabled portico, which features returns and a central tripartite window. A turned balustrade connects the porch pillars with matching pilasters. Four six-over-six windows flank the central double door, which is enframed by square paned sidelights and transom. Corbeled chimneys straddle the composition roof ridge. The house foundation is closed brick. A cast iron front stair entrance rail and modern right rear addition constructed in 1960 are the only alterations to the original residence. This house is a well preserved late rendition of the vernacular Greek Revival cottage popular in the area during the antebellum period. Listed in the National Register July 6, 1982. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 6, 1982
Reference number
82003881
NR name
Mitchell, McKendree, House
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
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
1850-1874

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2018: New photo from Michael Miller
  • September 24, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 24, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller

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