St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church

Pendleton and Richland Sts., Aiken, South Carolina


St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Although St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church has been important in the history of the town of Aiken since its construction ca. 1842, it is also important for its association with the Aiken Winter Colony. Many of the Winter Colonists belonged to the congregation of St. Thaddeus and contributed generously to its “restoration” in 1926. The changes made to St. Thaddeus reflect the wealth and sophistication of its congregation during the Winter Colony era and illustrate the impact of the Winter Colony community. The church was extensively remodeled in 1926 according to the design of Albert Simons of Charleston. Originally a simple frame, weatherboarded building, St. Thaddeus is now stuccoed and has Greek Revival proportions. The three-bay façade features a pedimented Doric portico that shelters the central, double-door entrance. The entrance features a transom and shelf architrave and is flanked by secondary entrances with transoms and similar architraves. The church has a gable roof surmounted by a one-stage, inset steeple with spire and cross. The nominated property includes the church cemetery. Listed in the National Register November 27, 1984. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 27, 1984
Reference number
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849; 1925-1949
Significant years
ca. 1842; 1926
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • August 15, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • June 6, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View"
  • June 6, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller