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Farmfield Plantation House, Charleston County (Farmfield Rd., Charleston)
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Facade, 2007 Right Oblique
ca. 1981
Left Oblique
ca. 1981
Left Elevation
ca. 1981

Farmfield Plantation House is a two-and-one half story frame residence built in 1854 for William Ravenel, a prominent Charleston businessman and banker. It is significant as a largely unaltered antebellum plantation house, one of the few in St. Andrew’s Parish which survived the Civil War. It is situated at the end of a live oak avenue, overlooking Wappoo Creek. The plantation has been subdivided for later housing developments, and the interior of the house has been modified at various times, but the house and immediate environment retain integrity from the time of William Ravenel. The house has a heavy timber braced frame, a high brick pier foundation, weatherboard siding, and a gable roof. The house has a longitudinal plan with its primary entrance beneath the gable end, a composition reflective of the Greek Revival temple format but distinct from the ubiquitous transverse-hall plan of South Carolina farmhouses. The fašade is five bays wide with a one story Doric portico sheltering the entrance. Listed in the National Register October 29, 1982.

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