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Bob Lemmon House, Fairfield County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 54 near int. with S.C. Sec. Rd. 70, Winnsboro vicinity)
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The Bob Lemmon House is significant as a virtually intact example of an antebellum vernacular farmhouse with classical Federal elements which reflect the builder’s awareness of popular stylistic detailing. A Fairfield Sketchbook states that the Bob Lemmon House was probably built before the Civil War by the Owen family and was later known as the Copeland Place. According to the Sketchbook John Montgomery Lemmon, a wealthy planter, bought the house for his son, Robert Young Lemmon, in 1870. The likely ca. 1850 house is a two-story, weatherboarded frame I-House, gable-roofed residence with a single pile, central hall plan with rear shed room additions. The fašade features a two-tiered pedimented portico with four wooden Tuscan columns and a plain balustrade on each level. A fanlight is centered in the pediment. A central entrance with sidelights and transom is flanked by two nine-over-nine windows. There is a third exterior chimney on the right rear shed room. The property also includes a ca. 1910 shed and a ca. 1890 barn, both of frame construction sheathed in weatherboard. Listed in the National Register December 6, 1984.
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