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Pinopolis Historic District North, Berkeley County (Pinopolis)
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Isaac Porcher House Charles Macbeth
William Cain House Lucas House

Pinopolis Historic District North, which consists of four contributing and three non-contributing properties, includes four of the nineteenth century retreats that helped to engender Pinopolis. The vernacular houses are uniformly of frame construction and abstain from the stylistic pretensions of the permanent planters’ seats of the period in accord with their status as houses of retreat. Beginning in the late eighteenth century lowcountry planters sought respite near their plantations, in resorts like Pinopolis, from the fevers associated with the lowlands in the summer. With the decline of the planter classes after the war, many resort villages turned to commercial ventures for their livelihood, however this was not the case in Pinopolis. Preferring to preserve the quiet community atmosphere of their resort village, the residents of Pinopolis blocked several proposals that would have attracted development. This decision helped Pinopolis retain its integrity as a pineland village. The buildings in the district date from ca.1834 to ca.1883 and retain in large measure their original forms and features. The district’s landscape is unified by the absence of contemporary buildings, heavy foliage, the absence of paved roads, and the cohesiveness of the four residences which are weatherboarded with large porches. The district’s properties also include some outbuildings. Listed in the National Register August 19, 1982.

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View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Pinopolis, ca. 1834-ca. 1920 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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