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A. M. McNair House, Darlington County (153 W. Home Ave., Hartsville)
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The A.M. McNair House is significant as an excellent example of Queen Anne-influenced residential architecture and for its association with A.M. McNair (1857-1929), prominent Hartsville businessman who served as co-owner of McKinnon and McNair Department Store, founder and president of the Pee Dee Furniture Company, and vice president of the Bank of Hartsville. The house was built ca. 1900 for Alexander Mortimer McNair. The two-story residence on a brick foundation has an asymmetrical plan, with a three-bay fašade, a pyramidal roof with cross gables on all elevations and interior corbel-capped chimneys, and a one-story hip roof porch which wraps around the east and west elevation and is supported by turned posts with a simple balustrade. A pent roof or wood awning with scalloped edge extends the shelter of this porch. The central feature of the fašade is a pedimented gable extension of the porch roof which contains an applied sunburst design. The west elevation includes a two-story gabled bay extension where the wraparound porch terminates and the first story of which is canted and adorned with brackets and dropped pendant. A one-story gabled extension with shed addition is at the rear. 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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