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Vaughn's Stage Coach Stop, Fairfield County (S.C. Hwy. 34, Simpson vicinity)
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Left Oblique Main Entrance

Vaughn’s Stage Coach Stop is a two-story, weatherboarded frame, gable-roofed residence with a double-pile and central hall floor plan. The building is significant as an early-nineteenth century vernacular residence in Fairfield County. An 1873 map of Fairfield County indicates that it was located in a rural community known as Simpson’s Turnout. A Fairfield Sketchbook states that this location was on an old stage road between Columbia and Winnsboro. Stylistic elements and composition would support the local tradition of a ca. 1820 construction date. The building sits on a foundation of stone piers, has end chimneys, rear shed rooms, and a left rear addition. The fašade features a one-story, shed-roofed porch with a plain wooden balustrade supported by six slender wooden posts. The symmetrical fašade displays five nine-over-six windows on the second story aligned above a central double-leaf entrance with multi-paned transom and sidelights, flanked on each side by two nine-over-nine windows. The first floor interior features a central hall with flanking rooms and a stairway with a landing on the right. It also features paneled wainscoting, original paint finishes, and marbleizing that accents the first floor baseboards, mantels, and stair risers. Listed in the National Register December 6, 1984.

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