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Britton-Mims Place, Aiken County (229 Edgefield Rd., North Augusta)
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(Selwood; Belvedere Farms) The Britton Mims Place is significant as an excellent example of the modest Greek Revival style typical of secondary country residences of the planter class during the antebellum period. Employing a rectangular, symmetrical design, its interior detail features Greek motifs, including mantels, doors, millwork and flooring. It survives as one of Aiken County’s notable antebellum plantation houses, which has remained essentially intact, and in its original use into the late twentieth century. The Britton Mims Place is a large, two-story frame house, constructed ca. 1830, featuring a gabled roof, weatherboard siding, a full-width, one-story front verandah, and a brick foundation. The home originally served as the main house of a much larger plantation. The house sits in its original location, and retains its historic design and materials as it has basically appeared since the turn of the twentieth century. The main house is five bays wide and four bays deep with two stories and an attic. The gabled roof is sheathed in metal. The full width front verandah features a hipped roof with a center pediment, and is supported by six square columns with simple molding forming their capitals. Matching pilasters define the rectangular porch design, which dates from the turn of the twentieth century. Outbuildings consist of a small wooden two-hole privy, a one and one-half story storage building formerly serving as a kitchen, a wooden dog house, and a one-story rectangular fowl house. Listed in the National Register June 4, 1997.

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