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John W. Lide House, Darlington County (W of S.C. Sec. Rd. 133, Springville)
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The John W. Lide House is significant as one of the six remaining intact residences of the once-active nineteenth century pineland community of Springville. Believed to have been built ca. 1830-1840, this house reflects the architectural heritage and social history of southern antebellum society and is a major element of the Springville planter community. John W. Lide was one of the wealthiest and most influential men in Darlington County in the mid-twentieth century. He was also a two-term member of the state House of Representatives, serving from 1822-25. The John W. Lide House is a two-story, rectangular, central-hall, four-over-four plan, frame residence with a low-pitched hip roof. The house has two massive, stuccoed brick, interior chimneys. Exterior sheathing is of weatherboard and the foundation is brick piers with brick fill. A full-width, one-story, hip roof porch extends across the entire fašade and wraps both side elevations culminating in small rooms on the southeast and southwest corners. The porch roof is supported by paired, square, pine posts resting on freestanding, stuccoed brick piers and features sawn brackets corresponding with the posts supporting the boxed overhanging eave. The property contains one antebellum outbuilding, a rectangular, one-story, braced-frame building with a gable roof, weatherboard siding, and hewn sills. 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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