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Oakland Plantation, Aiken County (2930 Storm Branch Rd., Beech Island vicinity)
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Facade Right Oblique Left Oblique Left Elevation Left Elevation
Ladies' Porch
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Rear Ell with
Engaged Porch
Right Rear
Pressed Metal
Roof Shingles
Main Entrance Log Floor End
Right Elevation Sill
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Detail of Scrollwork
on Central Stair
Federal Mantel
Parlor Mantel
Sunburst Detail
Window Detail
Dining Room
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Master Bedroom
Six Panel Door
Second Floor
Bedroom Mantel
Dairy House

Oakland Plantation, built in 1824-1826 by Wade Glover, is significant as a virtually intact and remarkably preserved example of an early nineteenth-century Carolina I-house with minimal mid-nineteenth century and early twentieth-century additions and alterations. Oakland’s architectural origins lie in its symmetrical and balanced style. Due to its central hall two-over-two floor plan with gable-end chimneys, one-story gallery on the facade, and shed room on the rear elevation, it can be classified as a Carolina I-House. A weatherboard exterior and nine-over-nine windows, most of which are original, also contribute to its status as an excellent example of a rural Carolina plantation house. A fish-scale tin roof covers the main section of the house. Interior details and construction methods exhibit outstanding craftsmanship of the early-to-mid nineteenth century. Handsome hand-carved mantels, trim work, an elegant stairway, heart pine floors, and a plaster ceiling medallion exhibit detail not usually seen in a rural South Carolina farm house, indicating the educated taste of its builder. Two contributing outbuildings and two noncontributing outbuildings are also present on the property. A ca. 1850 frame one-story gable-end dairy house and a ca. 1920 frame one-story gable-end garage contribute to the historic and architectural character of the property. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places August 19, 2011.

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