Charlton Rauch House

Main and Cedar Sts., Lexington, South Carolina


Charlton Rauch House

Photo taken by Michael Miller in January 2021



Street View 


The Charlton Rauch House, constructed ca. 1886, is a two-and-one-half story, weatherboarded frame vernacular Queen Anne style house with an irregular plan and a gable roof. A one-story wing is attached to the rear. Features of the house include a one-story, hip roofed porch surmounted by a second-story, shed-roofed porch on the fašade, a two-story polygonal bay with a tent roof on the left of the fašade, and a hip-roofed, three-story, projecting polygonal bay on the right elevation with a recessed porch on the third story. All roofs are covered with pressed metal shingles. The porches are ornamented with sawn friezes and balustrades and turned posts with sawn brackets. A locally important example of the Queen Anne style, the house was designed and built by Frank Smithdeal for Charlton Rauch. Rauch operated a livery stable on North Lake Drive on the site of the WPA Community Hall and was a cotton buyer and dealer in general merchandise. 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
Rauch, Charlton, 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. 1886

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