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Murrells Inlet Historic District, Georgetown County (Murrells Inlet)
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Sunnyside Tuck 'Em Inn Willouise Sea Pines Fairey House
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Curlew Point Quantz House Bates House Nyoka House Liberty Lodge
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N. S. King House Jones House The Roses The House Without
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'Chaux Place The Hermitage Murrells Inlet
Murrells Inlet
Houses along
Murrells Inlet

The Murrells Inlet Historic District contains a significant concentration of buildings which visually reflect the transition of the area from adjoining estates of two nineteenth-century rice planters into a twentieth century resort community. In the mid-nineteenth century, homes were built for two prominent Georgetown County rice planters, Jacob Motte Alston and Dr. Allard Belin Flagg. After the lands began to be subdivided in the early twentieth century, a small community of summer houses developed. Today the historic district contains two antebellum houses, which are local interpretations of the Greek Revival style, as well as a collection of early twentieth century vernacular resort buildings. Residential in character, the historic district contains approximately nineteen houses. Although they exhibit some diversity, the prevalent use of wood as a building material, the large screened porches, and the setting of moss draped trees, marshland, and piers provide a visual unity. Since most of the buildings overlook the creek and marshland to the east, and since the creek and marshland provide the essential setting, a substantial amount of this area has been included in the potential historic district. Besides being crucial visually to the area, the marshland has played an integral part in the historical development of Murrells Inlet. Listed in the National Register November 25, 1980.

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