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Evan J. Lide House, Darlington County (W of S.C. Sec. Rd. 228/NW of S.C. Hwy 34, Springville)
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The Evan J. Lide House is significant as one of the six remaining buildings of the rural nineteenth century planter community of Springville. This house is said to have been one of the first permanent residences in what was, up to that time, basically a summer retreat or pineland village. Evan J. Lide, who is believed to have built the house circa 1839, was the son of Hugh Lide, generally considered to be the original settler of the Springville area and to whom the name “Springville” is attributed. Evan J. Lide, a wealthy planter, also owned Back Swamp Plantation, which was the source of his income. Comfortable yet unpretentious, the house reflects the more casual lifestyle of Springville. The house is a rectangular, two-story gable-roofed weatherboard-clad building set on a brick pier foundation with a central hall plan and exterior gable end chimneys. The facing fašade contains a full-width, one-story, shed-roofed porch supported by square, solid pine posts overhung by a wide boxed cornice. 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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