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Charles S. McCullough House, Darlington County (480 Pearl St., Darlington)
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One of the few remaining large residences on Pearl Street, the Charles S. McCullough House is significant as an outstanding local example of the Second Empire Style. The house is primarily defined by its multi-colored slate mansard roof with dormer windows. The large scale of the house with its brick walls punctuated by tall openings and wrapped on three side by a wide veranda reflect a mastery of composition on the part of the designer. Built in 1889 (the date is found in a red sandstone cartouche in a gable end on the east side of the house), the brick residence has a one and one-half story square core, a projecting one-story ell, and a porch on three sides, the east side of which has been enclosed. The front porch is characterized by elaborate sawn brackets on paired turned posts and an ornamental balustrade. The roof, dormers, and porches all have heavily bracketed cornices. The front elevation features a steeply pitched gable, the peak of which rises above the cornice line of the top of the mansard roof; this gable contains a row of four one-over-one windows. The front entrance consists of double doors framed by elaborate colored glass transoms and sidelights within a paneled inset. Listed in the National Register February 10, 1988.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of the City of Darlington, ca. 1830-ca. 1935 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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