John Albert Gibert M.D. House

SC secondary rd. 7, 0.2 mi. S of jct. with SC secondary rd. 110, McCormick, South Carolina

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John Albert Gilbert House

Photo taken by Michael Miller on February 15, 2018

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The Dr. John Albert Gibert House is significant as an example of an elaborated upcountry I-House. The Gilbert house is particularly unusual since it was built immediately after the Civil War at the height of Reconstruction. Construction on this scale was uncommon since most local economies were considerably depressed. Stylistically the house exhibits the Greek Revival influence most common in the antebellum period. The house is a two-story, frame, weatherboard sheathed, extended I-House embellished with Greek Revival stylistic and decorative elements. These include the full-height portico supported by massive Doric order masonry columns, the central entrance with pilastered door surrounds, sidelights, and transom, and the interior mantels, door and window surrounds. The house contains two interior, rear-wall chimneys that have been stuccoed. There have been several additions to the side and rear elevations as a result of at least two major building campaigns. One contributing one-story frame outbuilding, originally a single dwelling, but which later served as a general store, is present on the property. Listed in the National Register May 27, 1993. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 27, 1993
Reference number
93000441
NR name
Gibert, John Albert, M.D., House
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Other architectural type; Vernacular, I- House
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Department store; Hotel; Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Significant years
1867; 1900; 1930
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 4

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2018: New photo from Michael Miller
  • September 25, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 25, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller

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