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Nuckolls-Jefferies House, Cherokee County (571 Asbury Rd., Pacolet vicinity)
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Facade Portico Detail Pediment Detail Main Entrance Left Oblique
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Left Elevation Left Elevation
Chimney Detail
Left Rear
Oblique
Rear Elevation Right Rear
Oblique
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Right Elevation Right Oblique Right Elevation
Original Entrance
Interior
Central Hall
Interior
Central Hall
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Interior
Spiral Stair
Interior
Stair Detail
Outbuilding
Smokehouse
Outbuilding
Barn
Outbuilding
Barn/Garage

The Nuckolls-Jefferies House is significant as an intact example of a rural mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival plantation house with late-nineteenth century Neo-Classical alterations that are themselves significant. The Nuckolls-Jefferies House was built in 1843 by William Thompson Nuckolls and significantly altered in the 1870s or 1880s by John D. Jefferies. The house is a two-and-one-half story, pedimented gable-front residence clad in weatherboard with a stone foundation. It features a two-tiered central, pedimented portico supported by two sets of full-height, slender, chamfered wooden posts and towering exterior brick chimneys on both side elevations. The portico's entablature features a frieze with arched cutouts and its tympanum boasts a circular window with floral tracery. All of the chimneys were reconstructed in 1996, when the house underwent restoration. The rear of the house contains a two-story ell, built onto the house in the 1996 restoration. The symmetry of design, still present on the exterior and prominent in the interior of the house, speaks to its Greek Revival architectural style and distinctiveness. In addition, the Neo-Classical elements of the paired Doric portico piers remaining on the fašade give the Nuckolls-Jefferies House a unique appearance and design seen nowhere else in the region. Surrounding the Nuckolls-Jefferies House are three contributing outbuildings: a small, one-story log gable-front building that dates from the mid-to-late nineteenth century that served as the farm's smokehouse, a one-and-one-half-story gable-front frame barn, and another frame gable-front barn with side shed lean-to extensions, both barns clad in vertical board and batten frame sheathing and V-crimp metal panels [tin] roofing. Listed in the National Register April 18, 2007.

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