Bob Lemmon House

Off SC 213, Winnsboro, South Carolina

Historic home near Winnsboro, SC


Bob Lemmon House, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Bob Lemmon House is significant as a virtually intact example of an antebellum vernacular farmhouse with classical Federal elements which reflect the builder’s awareness of popular stylistic detailing. A Fairfield Sketchbook states that the Bob Lemmon House was probably built before the Civil War by the Owen family and was later known as the Copeland Place. According to the Sketchbook John Montgomery Lemmon, a wealthy planter, bought the house for his son, Robert Young Lemmon, in 1870. The likely ca. 1850 house is a two-story, weatherboarded frame I-House, gable-roofed residence with a single pile, central hall plan with rear shed room additions. The façade features a two-tiered pedimented portico with four wooden Tuscan columns and a plain balustrade on each level. A fanlight is centered in the pediment. A central entrance with sidelights and transom is flanked by two nine-over-nine windows. There is a third exterior chimney on the right rear shed room. The property also includes a ca. 1910 shed and a ca. 1890 barn, both of frame construction sheathed in weatherboard. 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
Lemmon, Bob, House
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Current functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
ca. 1890; 1910
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • October 31, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"