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High Point, Fairfield County (S.C. Hwy. 215, Jenkinsville vicinity)
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The ca. 1800 portion of High Point is a significant example of the form and stylistic characteristics of a late eighteenth or early nineteenth century Fairfield County farmhouse. The expansion of the house, which has architectural merit of its own, illustrates the increasing prosperity of many Fairfield county farmers between 1800 and the Civil War. The house is a two-story, frame farmhouse with a gable roof. The house as originally constructed in ca. 1800 included the three northernmost bays of the present house. The original house had exterior end chimneys. The interior of the original portion of the house is characterized by a hall and parlor plan, wide board walls, an enclosed corner stair, and a corner cupboard. During the early antebellum period the house was extended to five bays. Both the original portion of the house and the addition are sheathed in beaded weatherboard and contain nine-over-nine windows on the first story and nine-over-six windows on the second story. A one story, shed-roofed porch extends across the fašade. The porch is supported by square posts connected by a plain balustrade. There are stone steps leading to the porch. A two-story ell on the rear of the house is believed to have been constructed ca. 1870. The nominated acreage includes three contributing properties: the family cemetery, a frame smokehouse, and a frame barn. Listed in the National Register December 6, 1984.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Fairfield County includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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