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Arthur Goodson House, Darlington County (off S.C. Sec. Rd. 133, Springville)
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(John M. Lide House) The Arthur Goodson House is believed to have been built during the 1850s at the height of Springville’s development. This house is a good example of the less pretentious permanent dwellings of the community. The house is a one-and-one-half story, rectangular, central hall, weatherboard-clad, frame residence. The house has two interior brick chimneys located on the ridge of the gable roof. The moderately raised foundation is brick piers with concrete block infill. The fenestration of the fašade, facing east, is symmetrical and consists of three bays. The central, or entrance bay is composed of a single-leaf door with recessed panels and sidelights and four-light transom. A full-width, hipped roof porch spans the fašade. This porch features four square posts with small arched openings at the bottoms to facilitate water drain-off. The attached balustrade treatment is made up of small, square balusters attached to a board that is sawn to form an arcade of pointed arches beneath the top rail. There are also two outbuildings, one weatherboard-clad, braced-frame building dating from the antebellum period and one tobacco barn constructed in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Listed in the National Register October 10, 1985.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Springville, ca. 1822-ca. 1856 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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