McLaurin-Roper-McColl Farmstead

1104 Laurin Willis Road, Clio, SC


McLaurin-Roper-McColl Farmstead, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The McLaurin-Roper-McColl House Farmstead is significant in agriculture because it preserves a relatively intact 500-acre landscape that reflects the history of agriculture in Marlboro County from the antebellum period through the 1960s. The house, the early outbuilding, the African American cemetery, the farm roads, and the built landscape features such as the drainage ditches as well as the census and family records detail the history of this representative middle-class farm. These elements define its agricultural products, its owners, and its workers, as well as the vicissitudes of farming in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. Architecturally the house is significant since it documents an early house type (a four-bay side-gable form of a Coastal Cottage), the construction techniques associated with hewn heart-pine framing and sawn wall boards dating from ca. 1826, and a Federal-style mantel. The kitchen and dining room document 1850s construction. The folk or late Victorian-trimmed Triple-A I-House (1899) addition and its 1920s Craftsman style modifications reflect the taste of a middle-class farming family. Listed in the National Register January 20, 2012. - SCDAH

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • April 4, 2014: Added by Michael Miller