Sitgreaves House

428 W. Farley Ave., Laurens, South Carolina


Sitgreaves House

Photo taken by Michael Miller on June 10, 2016


Street View 


Built ca. 1907, the Sitgreaves House demonstrates the transition from the Queen Anne styles to the Colonial Revival style of architecture. Many of the ornamental details of the house such as the tower, bargeboards, porch configuration and balustrade, polygonal bays, and gable ends are reminiscent of the Queen Anne style, but other features, such as the house’s overall symmetry, porch pediment and columns, interior mantels, and placement of the tower indicate the designer’s desire to incorporate elements of the more modern Colonial Revival style. The juxtaposition of the two styles is perhaps best demonstrated in this house by the tent-roof tower. The Sitgreaves House is a one-and-one-half-story, frame residence sheathed in weatherboarding. It rests on a granite pier foundation. The hipped roof is covered with metal shingles. A hip-roof porch extends across the façade and a portion of the east elevation. The porch features three-quarter length, Doric columns on paneled, wood piers, turned balustrade, ornamental medallions, and gabled pediment with sunburst design in the tympanum. Two, single-story, gabled ells, joined by a lattice-enclosed shed porch, are located on the rear (north) elevation. The house was built as a residence for Edwin Sitgreaves, a real estate developer. Listed in the National Register November 19, 1986. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 19, 1986
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Victorian: Queen Anne
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year
ca. 1907

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2016: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • September 19, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 19, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller