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Monticello Store and Post Office, Fairfield County (S.C. Hwy. 215, Monticello)
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The Monticello Store and Post Office is an unusually intact example of an antebellum rural store. Stylistically, the building appears to date from the mid-nineteenth century; however, local tradition suggests that it could have been built as early as 1820. It was reportedly owned by the Reverend Jonathan Davis, a prominent minister and state legislator from Fairfield District in the early nineteenth century. According to local tradition the rear portion of the store was used as a dormitory for the Jefferson-Monticello Academy in the 1820s. The building was used as a store and post office after the Civil War until the mid-1960s. The Monticello Store and Post Office is a one-story, frame, weatherboarded, T-shaped building. The front portion of the building has a gable roof with the gable end facing the road. The rear portion has a transverse gable roof. The main feature of the fašade is an undercut gallery with a pedimented gable supported by octagonal wooden columns. The fašade is sheathed in flushboard with a chair rail and has a double-leaf, center entrance with plain surround flanked by windows with paneled wooden shutters. The roof is wood shingled. Listed in the National Register December 6, 1984.

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