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Mayfair, Fairfield County (off S.C. Hwy. 215, Jenkinsville)
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Facade Main Entrance Right Elevation Rear Elevation Interior
Central Hall
Stairway
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Interior
Central Hall
Stairway
Wainscotting
Interior
Central Hall
Stairway
Woodwork
Interior
Central Hall
Main Entrance
Woodwork
Interior
First Floor
Mantel Detail
Interior
First Floor
Mantel
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Interior
First Floor
Cornice and Window
Detail
Interior
Second Floor
Corner Cabinet
Attic-Rafters Attic Octagonal
Hip Post rafters

Mayfair is architecturally significant for its high-quality classical design elements which indicate that the builder was familiar with stylistic detailing. Mayfair is a two-story, weatherboarded frame residence with hipped roof in the Federal style, said to have been constructed ca. 1824. The fašade (south elevation) features a central, two-story, polygonal pedimented portico. The central gable end has a center fanlight and dentil work. The portico displays a plain balustrade, with four wood colonettes and pilasters on both levels. The section of the fašade protected by the portico is sheathed in flushboard. The door on the first level features a traceried fanlight and transom with decorative molding. The second level door has traceried sidelights and a fantail with decorative molding above the door. According to local tradition, Mayfair was the home of Burrell B. Cook, a moderately wealthy planter, who served in the Twenty-eighth General Assembly of South Carolina from 1828-1829. Listed in the National Register February 6, 1985.

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