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McMillan House, Dillon County (206 Marion St., Latta)
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The McMillan House is the only example of the Second Empire style in the town of Latta as well as one of the best examples of its style in Dillon County. The McMillan House was the home of S.A. McMillan, one of Latta’s prominent early businessmen. Built ca. 1890, the McMillan House is a two-and-one-half-story, frame, weatherboarded residence with a mansard roof on the front portion (the remainder of the roofline is gable), and two interior chimneys with corbeled caps. The fašade of the house features a one-story, hip-roofed porch with turned posts, spindle frieze, brackets with pendants, turned balustrade, and a gabled entrance portico with sawtooth shingles. Another prominent feature of the fašade is a central projecting bay, which is treated differently on each story. On the first story the projecting bay is polygonal and contains the main entrance, which has a fanlight and is flanked by one-over-one windows. The second story of the projecting bay contains paired one-over-one windows. The central bay is flanked by identical windows. The third story of the projecting bay is composed of a dormer with decorative gambrel roof masking the actual gabled roof; this dormer has sawtooth shingles, bargeboard, and a round-arched, four-light window. To either side of the central dormer is a gabled dormer with boxed cornice and returns, sawtooth shingles, and a pair of round-arched, four-light windows. Listed in the National Register May 17, 1984.
View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Latta, ca. 1890-ca. 1930 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.
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