C. E. Corley House

808 S. Lake Dr., Lexington, South Carolina

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C.E. Corley House

Photo taken by Michael Miller in January 2021

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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 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 22, 1983
Reference number
83003872
NR name
Corley, C. E., House
Architectural style
Victorian: Queen Anne
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
1875-1899
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

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