Summit Plantation House

Off CR 390, Adams Run, South Carolina


Summit Plantation House, Right Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Summit Plantation House was completed in 1819 for William and Amarinthia Wilkinson. The house is significant as a relatively intact example of a modest Federal style plantation house and also as the oldest remaining residence in St. Paul’s Parish. In addition, the house, in conjunction with the extant varied documentation, is an excellent illustration of the life of a modest planter in this area of the state. The house is a two-story frame building that sits on a tall tabby foundation. The foundation walls are solid under the two-story portion of the house, while one-story portion is supported on brick and tabby piers. The original part of the house is a two-story, central-hall, single pile residence with a braced timber frame. A one-story shed roofed, two room section, which appears to be original to the house is located at the rear of the two story section. The façade is five bays wide with a central entrance. A one-story, shed roofed porch spans the breadth of the façade. The house has beaded weatherboard siding and a tall gable roof with metal roofing. The construction of the house, with hewn timbers, pegged mortise-and-tenon joints, Carpenter brand locks, and sash sawn timbers reflects the state of building arts in the region at the time. The details of the woodwork, especially the reeded pilasters and sunburst motifs on the mantelpieces, reflect the Federal stylistic influence which was fashionable at the time. Listed in the National Register July 28, 1983. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1983
Reference number
Architectural style
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1


19th Century (37,764)
Adams Run, South Carolina (5)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1819 (88)
Built during 1810s (1,401)
Charleston County, South Carolina (211)
Federal (4,600)
House (27,633)
Log (2,299)
Private owner (54,398)
South Carolina (2,153)

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 28, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description"