C. E. Corley House

808 S. Lake Dr., Lexington, South Carolina


C.E. Corley House

Photo taken by Michael Miller in January 2021



Street View 


Built ca. 1895, the C.E. Corley House reveals influences of the Queen Anne style. The house is composed of a two-story, L-shaped main block with a single story ell on the rear. It has a gable roof and weatherboard siding. There is a one-story porch on the façade in the turn of the “L.” The porch features a gabled and pedimented projecting porch entry, an attached gazebo under a conical wood shingled roof, and turned posts with brackets and turned balustrade. Other distinguishing features are a semicircular bay on the left of the first story, a twelve-inch wide baseboard circumscribing the house above the brick foundation, corbeled chimneys, and a flat scalloped cornice board on the gable ends. The nominated property includes three historic outbuildings: a smokehouse, woodshed, and tenant house, all frame with weatherboard siding and of the approximate age of the main house. The house was built by Charles Edward Corley, a prominent local builder. Corley was also a farmer and public official who served as county supervisor and magistrate. Listed in the National Register November 22, 1983. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 22, 1983
Reference number
NR name
Corley, C. E., House
Architectural style
Victorian: Queen Anne
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. 1895
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2021: New photo from Michael Miller
  • September 23, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 23, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller