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John L. Hart House, Darlington County (E of S.C. Sec. Rd. 133, Springville)
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Facade Left Oblique Rear Elevation Porch Detail Main Entrance
Central Hall

(Goodson House) The John L. Hart House, believed to have been built circa 1856, is one of the last residences built in Springville before the Civil War. The house is a two-story, rectangular house with a central block and telescoping wings. The building is framed, clad in weatherboard, and is gable roofed with two ridgeline interior chimneys at the gable ends of the central block. The foundation is brick piers with fill. An unusually decorated, centered, three-fourths width, hip-roofed, one-story porch extends across the fašade. Notable architectural features of the house include the unusual plan, the decorated porch, the board-and-batten stair hall, and the barrel-vaulted ceiling over the stair. The porch posts, balustrade, and fretwork are of an unusual design and belong stylistically to the latter decades of the nineteenth century and appear to have been added ca. 1870-1880. The rear elevation has had several appendages added. Hart is said to have moved to this house after an unsuccessful venture in carriage manufacturing in nearby Hartsville. At the outbreak of the war, Hart was commissioned an officer in the Confederate Army and was killed in action. 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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