Charles Hammond House

908 Martintown Road W., North Augusta, South Carolina

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Charles Hammond House

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Description 

Dating from the Revolutionary War era, the Charles Hammond House is one of the oldest residences in North Augusta. The house exemplifies a typical architectural trend of nineteenth century South Carolina: that turned plain eighteenth century folk houses into more fashionable, columned Greek Revival influenced houses as prosperity was attained. The Charles Hammond House was originally a two-story pine clapboard structure existing from ca. 1775-1780. Additions to the home (ca. 1830) included front and side porch, extension of the back porch, and rear wing producing an L-shape appearance. The house has a pipe stem chimney, unusual for the area. The house has three porches; those on the east and south are both two-story with four square paneled columns. The original shingled roof has been subsequently replaced by tin. The interior of the home originally consisted of five rooms with central hall. The ca. 1830 additions added four rooms, two on each floor. Around 1830, an English gardener landscaped a formal garden for the front and side yards. The old brick remains. Listed in the National Register October 2, 1973. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 2, 1973
Reference number
73001672
NR name
Hammond, Charles, House
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Converting Plain
Areas of significance
Military; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1775; 1850; 1780

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • August 15, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • June 6, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates" and Added "Description"

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