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S. Pressly Coker House, Darlington County (402 West Home Ave., Hartsville)
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The S. Pressly Coker House is significant as an excellent example of Craftsman-influenced residential architecture and for its association with S. Pressly Coker (1887-1953), prominent Hartsville agriculturalist and businessman who was a plant breeder with the Coker Pedigreed Seed Company and later founder and president of the Humphrey-Coker Seed Company and the Hygeia Dairy. The house was designed for Coker by the architectural firm of Casey and Fant of Anderson. Constructed in 1917, it is an excellent example of eclecticism, and illustrates the successful blending of elements of both the Shingle and Colonial Revival styles with the form and massing of the bungalow. This two-story shingle-clad residence has a rectangular plan, with a three-bay fašade, a lateral gable roof, and an engaged one-story portico which extends and wraps to the west as a porte cochere and to the east as a screened side porch. The portico, porte cochere and side porch are supported by a combination of Doric columns and wide shingle clad piers. The second story features a shingle-clad shed roof dormer with two paired sash windows with paneled shutters, and a central sash window with leaded glass sidelights similar to those at the entrance. Listed in the National Register September 8, 1994.
View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Hartsville, ca. 1817-ca. 1941 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.
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