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Hamer Hall, Dillon County
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Hamer Hall, a Victorian or Queen Anne style residence incorporating elaborate fretwork and decorative embellishments of the Eastlake style, was constructed ca. 1890 by Robert Pickett Hamer, Jr. Hamer was influential in the economic and political development of Dillon County. As a member of the SC House of Representatives (1909-10) he introduced the bill for the creation of Dillon County from portions of Marion and Marlboro Counties in 1910. The two-story dwelling contains fourteen rooms and has three large porches. The exterior walls are of solid brick construction some sixteen inches thick. On the left front corner is a turret with a pyramidal roof topped by a lightning rod. The roof of the main house is a combination of gable and hip modes with an off-centered cross gable. Decorative star motifs are worked into the slate roof design. The one story front piazza has very elaborate ornamentation fashioned with chisel, gouge and lathe. A centrally recessed second floor balcony also displays the decorative woodwork in a fanlight design. The 1/1 windows are surmounted by brick arches. The interior features include a solid walnut circular staircase, hand-carved newel post and balusters, and wainscoting in a herringbone pattern. Three barns, a windmill, and a water tank are located on the estate. Listed in the National Register May 30, 1975.
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