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John P. Derham House, Horry County (1076 Green Sea Road, Green Sea)
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Facade Right Oblique Right Elevation Right Rear Oblique Rear Elevation
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Left Rear Oblique Left Elevation "Rain" Porch Detail Rear Porch Detail
Rain Basin
Servant's Quarters
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Storage Building
Tobacco Packhouse
Wash House, Privy
and Garage

The John P. Derham House is historically significant for its association with politician and farmer, John P. Derham (1861-1947) who served in a number of local and statewide government positions including Horry County Senator (1892-96) and House Representative (1907-08) and South Carolina Comptroller General (1898-1902). He was also appointed as a charter member of the state tax commission when it was founded in 1915 and remained on that board until his death in 1947. In addition to his political service, Derham was a farmer who, along with four other neighbors, was responsible for spreading tobacco cultivation in Horry County by bringing in agricultural experts in 1889. The John P. Derham House contains a large farmhouse along with sizable acreages of plowed fields and orchards and a substantial collection of outbuildings, including one dating to the antebellum period, that represent a typical farmstead of the early twentieth century. Built in 1900 by John P. Derham, the Folk Victorian, frame dwelling house is clad with plain weatherboards. It is L-shaped with a massed interior plan and a cross gable, asphalt-shingled roof. The central core of the house is one-and-one-half-stories while the rear kitchen ell is one-story. The fašade features a hip roof "Rain" porch, or a porch or columns that extend from the ceiling to the ground rather than the porch floor. Outbuildings consist of a servant’s quarters, storage building, a barn, tobacco packhouse, washhouse, privy, and garage. Listed in the National Register October 4, 2005.

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