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Aiken Winter Colony Historic District I, Aiken County (Aiken)
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Hitchcock Woods Hitchcock Woods
Memorial Plaque
Highland Park
Golf Course
Highland Park Dr.
Pine Knoll
305 Lancaster St.
Sunset Cottage
557 Highland Park Dr.
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Whispering Pines
549 Highland Park Dr.
Pine Haven
539 Highland Park Dr.
Red Top
120 Dupree Rd.
215 Dupree Rd.
Two Trees
Magnolia St.
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Hassler Cottage
621 Magnolia St.
Devereux Milburn
627 Magnolia St.
553 Sumter St.
Harriman Polo Field
Sumter St.
Magnolia Cottage
541 Grace Ave.

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Aiken Winter Colony Historic District I is significant as the area in Aiken most closely associated with the Winter Colony and the horse industry. The district contains many of the properties most important in the history of the Winter Colony including sophisticated residences constructed by Winter Colonists between ca. 1900 and ca. 1930, the Whitney Polo Field, established in 1882, and the Palmetto Golf Course, begun in 1892. Also included is Hitchcock Woods, developed around the turn of the century for riding and fox and drag hunting. Many of the properties in the district are associated with key figures in the development of the Winter Colony. The district consists of approximately thirty-five properties constructed between ca. 1882 and ca. 1948, which includes residences, outbuildings, golf courses, school buildings, and equestrian sporting facilities. The area is characterized by tree-lined streets and unpaved roads, large mansions with outbuildings and expansive lawns, and stables. Primary architectural stylistic influences include the Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, and Queen Anne. Listed in the National Register November 27, 1984.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Aiken Winter Colony Historic District I.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of the Aiken Winter Colony, ca. 1884-ca. 1941 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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