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Buck's Upper Mill Farm, Horry County (on the Waccamaw River, Bucksville vicinity)
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(Henry Buck House) Buck’s Upper Mill Farm contains a typical two-story, central hall, framed farmhouse, or I-House, constructed ca. 1838 as a residence for Henry Buck, a one-story frame building constructed in the nineteenth century as a commissary for Buck’s lumber business, and the ruins of a saw mill (such as a round brick smokestack on a square base). The main portion of the house is three bays wide with a gable roof, a boxed cornice with returns, and two stuccoed brick end chimneys. The fašade has a full-length one-story porch with a shed roof supported by six square posts. The home’s one-story end additions were built in the 1940s. The house was built with wide board floors, wide baseboards, wainscoting with a chair rail, and plaster walls and ceilings. The complex is historically significant for its association with Henry Buck, a large landowner, farmer, and a pioneer in the lumber industry in Horry County. As the owner of thousands of acres of land and several saw mills, he played an important role in the economic development of the county. Buck was also a leader in political and religious affairs in the area. Listed in the National Register March 25, 1982.
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