Boone-Douthit House

1000 Milwee Creek Rd., Pendleton, South Carolina

Historic home near Pendleton, SC


Boone-Douthit House, Right Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Boone-Douthit House is an excellent example of an upstate South Carolina plantation house that was expanded as its occupants’ needs changed over the years and as these occupants pursued other interests. The original façade bears features of simplified Greek Revival architecture. The main house was built in at least three stages. The original house is believed to have been built in 1849, and is a two-story I-House with two rooms on either side of a central hallway on the first floor and two rooms, a narrow connecting hallway, and a small enclosed center room on the second floor. A shed roof in back covered a single story with two additional rooms and a rearward continuation of the central hallway. Two massive brick chimneys are located at the rear of the two-story section. Two additions, rear ells, were added around 1900. The site includes five additional buildings of historical significance: a large barn, a secondary house, an early building that may have served as a doctors office, a small storage building, and another small building that may have been used for silkworm culture. Listed in the National Register July 3, 1997. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 1997
Reference number
NR name
Boone--Douthit House
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Professional; Animal facility; Storage
Current functions
Secondary structure; Animal facility
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924
Significant years
1849; 1895; 1904
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 6

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • October 24, 2013: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Overview"