Hunter House

NE of Ridgeway, Ridgeway, South Carolina

Historic home in the Ridgeville, SC vicinity


Hunter House, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Hunter House is a locally significant example of an early nineteenth-century residence on a raised basement with elements of the Federal style on both the interior and exterior. The Hunter House is a one-and-one-half story, weatherboarded building on a raised brick basement. The L-shaped house, which is said to have been constructed before 1820, has a gable roof and exterior end chimneys. The roof is covered with standing seam metal. The chimneys and the exterior of the basement level are stuccoed. The five-bay fašade features a pedimented porch sheltering the three central bays. The porch rests on stuccoed piers. The roof of the porch is supported by square wood posts connected by elliptical arches and a plain balustrade. A flight of wooden steps with a plain balustrade leads to the porch. The fašade beneath the porch is sheathed in flushboard. The house has an ell on the rear and a small wing on the east elevation. 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
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. 1820

Update Log 

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