|South Carolina Department of Archives and History|
|National Register Properties in South Carolina
Tom Williams House, Colleton County (S.C. Hwy. 362, Williams vicinity)
|Facade||Rear Elevation||Left-Rear Oblique|| Detail of
Wooden Peg Joints
& Termite Damage
This now enclosed example of the once common dogtrot style house was owned by and housed the family of Tom Williams, a much respected middle class farmer who donated land to the town, named in his honor, for a church and cemetery within the community. This one-story 19th century clapboard home on brick piers with a spraddle roof features six tapered, hand-hewn columns that support the front porch roof. Originally the central hall, or dogtrot, was left open to allow breezes to pass through the house. Each window is 6/6 double sash. A rear ell addition and breezeway (making the house ell-shaped) have been torn down and only one of the two original exterior corbeled cap chimneys at either end of the house remain. Listed in the National Register April 26, 1973.
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