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Quinby Plantation House/Halidon Hill Plantation, Berkeley County (Huger vicinity)
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The Quinby Plantation House, located on Halidon Hill Plantation, was constructed around the turn of the nineteenth century on the eastern branch of the Cooper River in the lowcountry of South Carolina. It was built either for Roger Pinckney or the Shubrick family; both were prominent South Carolina planters. The house in a fine example of a Federal plantation house notable for its distinctive design form and fine interior ornamentation. The house is a two-and-one-half story wood frame residence supported on a low brick foundation. It has a gable roof covered by asphalt shingles. The fašade is five bays wide with a central entrance featuring a six-panel door with sidelights. In the 1950s, in order to save Quinby Plantation from destruction, the owners moved it approximately four miles to Halidon Hill Plantation. The site closely resembles the topography of the original location with the house surrounded by live oaks and overlooking rice fields with the Cooper River beyond. Additionally, the house remained within the same unique historic community located on the east branch of the Cooper River. Halidon Hill Plantation is historically associated with the lowcountry rice culture and was historically part of Middleburg Plantation, which is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Listed in the National Register October 10, 1985.

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