Dr. John Glenn House

SC 215, Jenkinsville, South Carolina

Antebellum home near Jenkinsville, SC


Dr. John Glenn House, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Dr. John Glenn House is significant as an intact example of an antebellum vernacular Greek Revival residence. Stylistic elements of the Dr. John Glenn House suggest a ca. 1845 construction date. In that year Dr. Glenn purchased land in the Little River area from the Thompson family. The Dr. John Glenn House is a two-story, weatherboarded frame, end-gabled residence with a double-pile and central-hall plan with a rear shed room. The front rooms have wide horizontal plank walls above paneled wainscoting. A two-tiered porch with a pedimented gable end shelters the three central bays of the five-bay fašade. The porches are supported by four paneled wooden posts and feature a plain wooden balustrade on both levels. The fašade, which is symmetrical on both levels, has a central door flanked on each side by two six-over-six windows. The first story door features a six-pane transom and four-pane sidelights; the second story door has sidelights but no transom. Listed in the National Register December 6, 1984.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1984
Reference number
NR name
Glenn, Dr. John, House
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year
ca. 1845

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • October 31, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"