A. M. McNair House

153 W. Home Ave., Hartsville, South Carolina


A. M. McNair House, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The A.M. McNair House is significant as an excellent example of Queen Anne-influenced residential architecture and for its association with A.M. McNair (1857-1929), prominent Hartsville businessman who served as co-owner of McKinnon and McNair Department Store, founder and president of the Pee Dee Furniture Company, and vice president of the Bank of Hartsville. The house was built ca. 1900 for Alexander Mortimer McNair. The two-story residence on a brick foundation has an asymmetrical plan, with a three-bay fašade, a pyramidal roof with cross gables on all elevations and interior corbel-capped chimneys, and a one-story hip roof porch which wraps around the east and west elevation and is supported by turned posts with a simple balustrade. A pent roof or wood awning with scalloped edge extends the shelter of this porch. The central feature of the fašade is a pedimented gable extension of the porch roof which contains an applied sunburst design. The west elevation includes a two-story gabled bay extension where the wraparound porch terminates and the first story of which is canted and adorned with brackets and dropped pendant. A one-story gabled extension with shed addition is at the rear. Listed in the National Register September 8, 1994. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 8, 1994
Reference number
NR name
McNair, A. M., House
Architectural style
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant years
1900; 1902

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • August 8, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View"
  • August 8, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller